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  1. Birkland, T. A. (2006). Lessons of disaster: Policy change after catastrophic events. Georgetown University Press.

  2. Fothergill, A. and Peek, L. (2015). Children of Katrina. Austin: University of Texas Press. (especially see appendix B on research methods and approaches)  

  3. Mileti, D. (1999). Disasters by design: A reassessment of natural hazards in the United States. Joseph Henry Press.

  4.  Peacock and Ragsdale in Peacock, W. G., Morrow, B. H., & Gladwin, H. (Eds.). (1997). Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, gender, and the sociology of disasters.

  5. Quarantelli, E.L. (1997). The Disaster Research Center Field Studies of Organized Behavior in the Crisis Time Period of Disasters. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 15(1):47-69.

  6. Rodríguez, H., Donner, W. & Trainor, J. (Eds). (2007). Handbook of disaster research (second Edition). New York: Springer.

  7. Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2011). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data. Sage.

  8. Slovic, P. (1987). Perception of risk. Science, 236(4799), 280-285.

  9.  Thomas, D. S., Phillips, B. D., Lovekamp, W. E., & Fothergill, A. (2013). Social vulnerability to disasters. CRC Press.

  10.  Weiss, R. S. (1995). Learning from strangers: The art and method of qualitative interview studies. Simon and Schuster.

  11. Wisner, B., Blaikie, P. M., Blaikie, P., Cannon, T., & Davis, I. (2004). At risk: natural hazards, people's vulnerability and disasters. Psychology Press.

Journal Articles on Research Ethics

  1. Browne, K. E. and Peek, L. (2014). “Beyond the IRB: An Ethical Toolkit for Long-Term Disaster Research.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 32(1): 82-120.

  2. Fothergill, A., & Peek, L. A. (2004). Poverty and disasters in the United States: A review of recent sociological findings. Natural hazards, 32(1), 89-110.

Reconnaissance and Quick Response Research Resources:

  1. Disaster Research Center (DRC), University of Delaware. Inventory of the Disaster Field Studies in the Social and Behavioral Sciences 1919-1979.

  2. Disaster Research Center (DRC), University of Delaware. Field Studies of Organized Behavior in the Crisis Time Period of Disasters.

  3. Quick Response Grant Program, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder

  4. National Science Foundation CONVERGE, headquartered at the University of Colorado Boulder

  5. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). Reconnaissance training workshop:

  6. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). Learning from Earthquakes reconnaissance archive

  7. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). Post earthquake investigation field guide:

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