Rigorous Data Analysis : Beyond “Anything Goes”

In qualitative research, one can often hear the statement that research results are just (social) constructions. In criminal cases and in court hearings, we tend to expect that the true sequence of events has to be found rather than just any story. Here the author shows that qualitative social resea...

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Main Author: Roth, Wolff-Michael
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Rotterdam SensePublishers 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:Practice of Research Method
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In qualitative research, one can often hear the statement that research results are just (social) constructions. In criminal cases and in court hearings, we tend to expect that the true sequence of events has to be found rather than just any story. Here the author shows that qualitative social research can be conducted in the manner of police work or court proceedings. He does so by exhibiting how short pieces of transcriptions can be approached to uncover who, when, where, and how participated, what kind of social situation produced the transcription, and so on without any background knowledge other than that talk itself. Commenting on transcriptions of a researcher in the course of doing rigorous data analysis, readers learn doing ethnographically adequate accounts and critical institutional ethnography “at the elbow” of an experienced practitioners. Further topics include the role of turn sequences, the ethnomethods of knowledge-power and institutional relations, the documentary method of interpretation, and time-sensitive social analysis
Physical Description:XVI, 242 p online resource
ISBN:9789462099982