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  1. Little Blue Book

    Chapter Four: Linking Up; Writing Up Qualitative Research (3rd ed.), 3rd

    Harry F. Wolcott

    Found in: Writing Up Qualitative Research (3rd ed.), 3rd

    (2009)

    Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun … To this point, I have focused single-mindedly on the stated purpose of your research and have urged you to do the same. I have gone so far as to suggest that you draw at...

    Tags: Thesis , Research report , Theory , Writing , Journal articles , Writing up , Literature review , Qualitative research , Dissertation

  2. Verstehen

    Robert L. Miller & John D. Brewer

    The A-Z of Social Research (2003)

    Verstehen is a term associated with the Geisteswissenschaften tradition (translated roughly as cultural and social sciences] in German social philosophy in the nineteenth century, particularly through the work of Dilthey. It gained wider use in the...
  3. “Chapter 7. Methods of Qualitative Research; Foundations of Qualitative Research: Interpretive and Critical Approaches”

    Jerry W. Willis

    Found in: Foundations of Qualitative Research: Interpretive and Critical Approaches

    (2007)

    Following the general pattern of use in the literature, in this book the word method is used to refer to a particular procedure for collecting and analyzing data. For the same reason, methodology is used in discussing the broad principles and guidelines that or...

    Tags: Participatory action research , Historiography , Participatory research , Historical research , Ethnography , Cases , Postpositivism , Qualitative research , Participation , Interviews , Case study , Emancipatory research , Action research , Emancipation , Interpretivism , Critical theory

  4. Journal Article

    "Causation in the Social Sciences: Evidence, Inference, and Purpose"

    Philosophy of the Social Sciences (2009)

    In recent years, philosophers have slowly come to realize that the marginal benefit of continuing the quest for a monistic account of causation, an account that provides a characterization of a single set of features that distinguishes all causal from noncausal relatio...

    Tags: Hypothesis , Inference , Causation , Concepts & philosophies

  5. Little Green Book

    History; Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    Found in: Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    (2009)

    Reviewing the development of the rend of comparison in the social sciences is important as it stresses the similarities and the common roots of statistical and comparative methods. Reflection on comparison is closely related to its rend in the very logic of scientifi...

    Tags: Historical research , Quantitative data analysis , Comparison

  6. “Meaning and use of the comparative method: research design; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    There has been continuing debate about what, if and when, why and how to compare (e.g. Lijphart, 1975; Roberts, 1978; Dogan and Pelassy, 1990; Rueschemeyer et al., 1992; Keman, 1993d). Before we go into the comparative method as such in more detail, we shall first focu...

    Tags: Variables , Historical research , Research design , Comparative research , Comparison

  7. “REFERENCES”

    William Outhwaite & Stephen P. Turner

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

    (2007)

    Beyer Jurgen ‘Not all path dependence is alike-A critique of the “implicit conservatism” of a common concept’ Zeitschrift fur Soziologie 34 (2005) 5-21 Calhoun Craig ‘Explanation in historical sociology: na...
  8. Making Sense of Social Research

    Making Sense of Social Research

    Malcolm Williams

    (2003)

    What are the essentials for undergraduates and postgraduates engaged in quantitative and qualitative research? How can the gap between formulating a research question and carrying out research be bridged? This accessible, well-judged text provides students with a matchless introductio...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209434

    Tags: Positivism , Ethics / Research ethics , Scientific method , Literature review , Mixed methods , Qualitative research , Understanding , Realism , Truth claims , Research questions , Methodological pluralism , Sampling , Research design , Regression , Interpretivism , Critical theory

  9. Foundations of Qualitative Research: Interpretive and Critical Approaches

    Foundations of Qualitative Research: Interpretive and Critical Approaches

    Jerry W. Willis

    (2007)

    Provides a step-by-step guide for doing a real evaluation. It focuses on the main kinds of “big picture” questions that evaluators usually need to answer, and how the nature of such questions is linked to evaluation methodology choices. Jane Davidson explains how to combine a mix of q...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452230108

    Tags: Postmodernism , Postmodern methods , Postmodernist research , Interpretive paradigms , Postpositivism , Concepts & philosophies , Poststructuralism , Qualitative research , Interpretivism , Critical theory

  10. Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis

    Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis

    Dvora Yanow

    (2000)

    This book presents a much needed guide to interpretative techniques and methods for policy research. The author begins by describing what interpretative approaches are and what they can mean to policy analysis. The author shifts the frame of reference from thinking about values as cos...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412983747

    Tags: Policy analysis , Interpretivism

  11. Qualitative Research in Information Systems

    Qualitative Research in Information Systems

    Michael D. Myers & David Avison

    (2002)

    Qualitative research has become a legitimate approach within the information systems community, but researchers have traditionally drawn upon material from the social sciences given the absence of a single source relevant to them. Qualitative Research in Information Systems: A Reader ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209687

    Tags: Hermeneutics , Positivism , Ethnography , Qualitative research , Interpretivism , Critical hermeneutics

  12. Qualitative Marketing Research

    Qualitative Marketing Research

    Johanna Moisander & Anu Valtonen

    (2006)

    Aimed at both graduate and undergraduate students majoring in business administration and in other fields of social sciences, Qualitative Marketing Research unpacks the emerging cultural approach in the field of marketing and ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209632

    Tags: Positivism , Concepts & philosophies , Marketing research , Qualitative research , Interpretivism

  13. Qualitative Marketing Research

    Qualitative Marketing Research

    David Carson, Audrey Gilmore, Chad Perry & Kjell Gronhaug

    (2001)

    As the importance of marketing to business grows, and as new concepts and applications of marketing emerge and evolve, so too does the need for up-to-date market intelligence. This book recognizes that the contribution which qualitative research can make to market understanding and in...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209625

    Tags: Positivism , Concepts & philosophies , Marketing research , Qualitative research , Interpretivism

  14. “Individual and Collective Agency; The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology”

    William Outhwaite & Stephen P. Turner

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

    (2007)

    The relation between individual action and social structures is one of the central fundamental problems in sociology. It has accompanied it throughout its existence and has been the focus of repeated vigorous debates. One can distinguish three phases of particularly in...

    Tags: Experiments , Individuals , Agency

  15. Journal Article

    "Recalling the Letter: The Uses of Oral Testimony in Historical Studies of Literacy"

    Written Communication (2007)

    This article examines the uses of oral testimony in writing about literacy in historical context, especially about the literacy traditions of populations “hidden from history”-immigrants, refugees, and undocumented persons-who are entering U.S. schools and workplaces...

    Tags: Testimony , Historical research , Archival research , Oral history interview , Oral history

  16. Journal Article

    "Comments on Elias's ‘Scenes from the Life of a Knight’"

    Theory, Culture & Society (1987)

    In one of his few published references to the work of Norbert Elias, Anthony Giddens (1984: 129) writes dismissively in The Constitution of Society that: In spite of Elias's claims that sexual activity was ca...

    Tags: Historical research , Context , Art

  17. Working with Archival Data

    Working with Archival Data

    Glen H. Elder, Jr., Eliza K. Pavalko & Elizabeth C. Clipp

    (1993)

    Although the growth of longitudinal data archives is one of the most dramatic developments in the behavioural sciences, there has been a barrier to the effective use of these files due to a lack of understanding of the relation between research questions and archival data - until now....

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412986519

    Tags: Research questions , Archive , Historical research , Concepts & philosophies , Data archives

  18. Doing Research in Cultural Studies

    Doing Research in Cultural Studies

    Paula Saukko

    (2003)

    `This book is a goldmine for students it is brilliantly conceptualized and brilliantly executed. With this book cultural studies finally comes of age methodologically' - Professor Norman K Denzin, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois. Doing Research in Cultural...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209021

    Tags: Methodology , Historical research , Ethnography , Analysis , Text , Ideologies , Qualitative research , Power , Context

  19. British Social Attitudes : The 23rd Report, 2006/2007

    British Social Attitudes : The 23rd Report, 2006/2007

    Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Miranda Phillips & Mark Johnson

    (2007)

    The British Social Attitudes survey series is carried out by Britain's largest independent social research institute, the National Centre for Social Research. It provides an indispensable guide to current political and social issues in ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849208680

    Tags: Norms , Historical research , Statistical significance , Survey , Longitudinal study

  20. Narrative Analysis

    Narrative Analysis

    Colette Daiute & Cynthia Lightfoot

    (2004)

    Narrative Analysis: Studying the Development of Individuals in Society aims to help researchers and students identify and evaluate the wealth of rationales, practices, caveats, and values of narrative inquiry for understanding human ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412985246

    Tags: Historical research , Personal experience , Narrative analysis , Narrative research

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