Research in the Disaster Area: What is Being Done and What Should Be Done?
Quarantelli, E. L.
Disaster Research Center
Having been requested to address in my remarks, first, what interesting disaster research is being conducted worldwide and, second, what important disaster research has not yet been addressed, I will do so. However, it is my intention to do so by providing a larger context than just simply answering the two questions. This context involves stressing that what is needed is not simply more research, but different research, and this different research is to be achieved by the exercise of imagination and not by following in a rote fashion or mechanical procedures whether they be called the “scientific method” or something else.
disaster research , response , recovery , management , protection , prevention , reconstruction