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Defending Qualitative Research: Design, Analysis and Textualization

Defending Qualitative Research: Design, Analysis and Textualization

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mario Cardano
March 13, 2020

Focusing on the phases of qualitative research which precede and follow fieldwork - design, analysis, and textualization - this book offers new theoretical tools to tackle one of the most common criticisms advanced against qualitative research: its presumed lack of rigour. Rejecting the notion of ‘...

Freedom of Information and Social Science Research Design

Freedom of Information and Social Science Research Design

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kevin Walby, Alex Luscombe
December 12, 2019

This multidisciplinary volume demonstrates how Freedom of Information (FOI) law and processes can contribute to social science research design across sociology, criminology, political science, anthropology, journalism and education. Comparing the use of FOI in research design across the United...

Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry

Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry

1st Edition

Cristina Costa, Jenna Condie
November 25, 2019

As a social space, the web provides researchers both with a tool and an environment to explore the intricacies of everyday life. As a site of mediated interactions and interrelationships, the ‘digital’ has evolved from being a space of information to a space of creation, thus providing new...

Gambling, Losses and Self-Esteem: An Interactionist Approach to the Betting Shop

Gambling, Losses and Self-Esteem: An Interactionist Approach to the Betting Shop

1st Edition

Cormac Mc Namara
November 21, 2019

This book provides new insights into contemporary betting shops, with a particular focus on the manner in which losing bets are dealt with by customers. Drawing on research undertaken in Ireland, it demonstrates that customers tend to shift responsibility for monetary losses onto factors external...

Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region

Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region

1st Edition

Rebecca W. B. Lund, Ann Christin E. Nilsen
November 11, 2019

Developed in response to the theoretically driven mainstream sociology, institutional ethnography starts from people’s everyday experiences, and works from there to discover how the social is organized. Starting from experience is a central step in challenging taken-for-granted assumptions and...

Foundations and Practice of Research: Adventures with Dooyeweerd's Philosophy

Foundations and Practice of Research: Adventures with Dooyeweerd's Philosophy

1st Edition

Andrew Basden
October 30, 2019

Many of the issues on which meaningful research is founded are seldom discussed; for example, the role of everyday experience, diversity and coherence of meaning in the world, the meaningfulness and wider mandate of research, the very nature and validity of theoretical thought, and the deep...

Situated Writing as Theory and Method: The Untimely Academic Novella

Situated Writing as Theory and Method: The Untimely Academic Novella

1st Edition

Mona Livholts
September 03, 2019

This creative and original book develops a framework for situated writing as theory and method, and presents a trilogy of untimely academic novellas as exemplars of the uses of situated writing. It is an inter- and trans-disciplinary book in which a diversity of forms are used to create a set of...

Dialectics, Power, and Knowledge Construction in Qualitative Research: Beyond Dichotomy

Dialectics, Power, and Knowledge Construction in Qualitative Research: Beyond Dichotomy

1st Edition

Adital Ben-Ari, Guy Enosh
August 06, 2019

This book is about going beyond dichotomy. The research literature in social sciences is full of apparent dichotomies such as the dichotomy between: qualitative and quantitative approaches; "reality" and "multiple-realities"; ontology and epistemology; researchers and participants; the right and...

Action Research in a Relational Perspective: Dialogue, Reflexivity, Power and Ethics

Action Research in a Relational Perspective: Dialogue, Reflexivity, Power and Ethics

1st Edition

Lone Hersted, Ottar Ness, Søren Frimann
July 04, 2019

Action Research in a Relational Perspective brings together an expert international academic team to present theoretical perspectives on social constructionist understandings of action research, as well as illustrative examples of action research practices within a wide range of sectors such as...

Researching Social Problems

Researching Social Problems

1st Edition

Amir Marvasti, A. Javier Treviño
June 28, 2019

This book covers a wide range of contemporary methods for researching social problems and connects these approaches to the broader substance and theories of social problems. Expository and discursive in approach, chapters follow a uniform structure, with each offering research examples and a broad...

Walking Methodologies in a More-than-human World: WalkingLab

Walking Methodologies in a More-than-human World: WalkingLab

1st Edition

Stephanie Springgay, Sarah E. Truman
May 14, 2019

As a research methodology, walking has a diverse and extensive history in the social sciences and humanities, underscoring its value for conducting research that is situated, relational, and material. Building on the importance of place, sensory inquiry, embodiment, and rhythm within walking...

Reflexivity: Theory, Method, and Practice

Reflexivity: Theory, Method, and Practice

1st Edition

Karen Lumsden
January 03, 2019

Reflexivity is valuable in social research because it draws attention to the researcher as part of the world being studied and reminds us that the individuals involved in our research are subjects, not objects. By being reflexive we acknowledge that we cannot be separated from our biographies. This...

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