Population geography I: epistemological opportunities of mixed methods

Nissa Finney*

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Population geography is rightly recognised for its quantitative expertise. Yet, the methodological and epistemological diversification that has taken place within the sub-discipline alongside decades of theoretical developments has gone largely undiscussed. In this report, I suggest that population geography is methodologically multilingual and thus well placed to embrace mixed methods. This would bring epistemological opportunities for population geographers, advancing the sub-discipline and engagement beyond in academia and elsewhere. The confluence of theoretical and methodological developments, and global challenges that demand attention of population scholars, means the time is ripe to broaden the lens of population geographies through deliberate pursuit of mixed methods agendas.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Early online date14 Sept 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Sept 2020


  • Critical quantitative social science
  • Epistemology
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Methodological multilingualism
  • Mixed methods


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