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Situated Writing as Theory and Method: The Untimely Academic Novella

Situated Writing as Theory and Method: The Untimely Academic Novella

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mona Livholts
September 05, 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

Forthcoming

Adital Ben-Ari, Guy Enosh
July 29, 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

Forthcoming

Lone Hersted, Ottar Ness, Søren Frimann
July 22, 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

Forthcoming

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...

Walking Through Social Research

Walking Through Social Research

1st Edition

Charlotte Bates, Alex Rhys-Taylor
September 27, 2018

As an ethnographic method walking has a long history, but it has only recently begun to attract focused attention. By walking alongside participants, researchers have been able to observe, experience, and make sense of a broad range of everyday practices. At the same time, the idea of talking and...

Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion

Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion

1st Edition

Charlotte Bates
August 23, 2018

This interdisciplinary collection provides a set of innovative and inventive approaches to the use of video as a research method. Building on the development of visual methods across the social sciences, it highlights a range of possibilities for making and working with video data. The collection...

Qualitative Research as Stepwise-Deductive Induction

Qualitative Research as Stepwise-Deductive Induction

1st Edition

Aksel Tjora
August 14, 2018

This book provides thorough guidance on various forms of data generation and analysis, presenting a model for the research process in which detailed data analysis and generalization through the development of concepts are central. Based on an inductive principle, which begins with raw data and...

Cross-Cultural Interviewing: Feminist Experiences and Reflections

Cross-Cultural Interviewing: Feminist Experiences and Reflections

1st Edition

Gabriele Griffin
July 30, 2018

Interviewing is one of the most common techniques used to conduct qualitative research in the social sciences and humanities. As a result of globalization, researchers increasingly conduct interviews cross-, inter- and intra-nationally. This raises important questions about how differences and...

Doing Public Ethnography: How to Create and Disseminate Ethnographic and Qualitative Research to Wide Audiences

Doing Public Ethnography: How to Create and Disseminate Ethnographic and Qualitative Research to Wide Audiences

1st Edition

Phillip Vannini
July 13, 2018

Ethnography and qualitative research methodology in general have witnessed a staggering proliferation of styles and genres over the last three decades. Modes and channels of communication have similarly expanded and diversified. Now ethnographers have the opportunity to disseminate their work not...

Action Research in Policy Analysis: Critical and Relational Approaches to Sustainability Transitions

Action Research in Policy Analysis: Critical and Relational Approaches to Sustainability Transitions

1st Edition

Koen P.R. Bartels, Julia M. Wittmayer
June 29, 2018

Today’s pressing political, social, economic, and environmental crises urgently ask for effective policy responses and fundamental transitions towards sustainability supported by a sound knowledge base and developed in collaboration between all stakeholders. This book explores how action research...

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