Reflexive Methodology: New Vistas for Qualitative Research

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SAGE, 2. sep. 2009 - 360 sider
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Praise for the First Edition:

'Reflexive Methodology is a textbook indispensable to any young researcher. It does not tell its readers how to do research. It does something much more important: It shows how research has been done in the qualitative tradition, thus encouraging the readers to make their own choices' - Barbara Czarniawska, Goteborg University

'I would go so far as to argue that this book should be on the reading list of all social scientists and philosophers with an interest in the theory and practice of research' - Prometheus

Reflexive Methodology established itself as a groundbreaking success, providing researchers with an invaluable guide to a central problem in research methodology - how to put field research and interpretations in perspective, paying attention to the interpretive, political and rhetorical nature of empirical research.

Now thoroughly updated, the Second Edition includes a new chapter on positivism, social constructionism and critical realism, and offers new conclusions on the applications of methodology. It also provides further illustrations and updates that build on the acclaimed and successful first edition.

Reflexivity is an essential part of the research process. In this book, Mats Alvesson and Kaj Skoldberg make explicit the links between techniques used in empirical research and different research traditions, giving a theoretically informed approach to qualitative research. The authors provide balanced reviews and critiques of the major schools of grounded theory, ethnography, hermeneutics, critical theory, postmodernism and poststructuralism, discourse analysis, genealogy and feminism.

This book points the way to a more open-minded, creative interaction between theoretical frameworks and empirical research. It continues to be essential reading for students and researchers across the social sciences.

 

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Indhold

THE INTELLECTUALIZATION OF METHOD
1
THREE REFERENCE POINTS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
15
EMPIRICIST TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES
53
INTERPRETATION AND INSIGHT
91
THE POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL DIMENSION
144
DESTABILIZING SUBJECT AND TEXT
179
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS FEMINISM AND GENEALOGY
227
THE PLAY OF INTERPRETIVE LEVELS
263
STRATEGIES CRITERIA VARIETIES
283
REFERENCES
320
INDEX
342
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Om forfatteren (2009)

Mats Alvesson holds a chair in the Business Administration department at Lund University in Sweden and is also part-time professor at University of Queensland Business School. He has done extensive research and published widely in the areas of qualitative and reflexive methodology, critical theory, organizational culture, knowledge work, identity in organizations, gender, organizational change, management consultancy etc. He has published 20 books with leading publishers and hundreds of articles, many of which are widely cited and used on higher levels in university education. 

Kaj Sköldberg is Professor emeritus in Business Administration at the School of Business, University of Stockholm, Sweden. Research interests include the philosophy of science, social power, social identities, organization science, management science, complexity science, and the poetics of organizations. Published books include The Poetic Logic of Administration. Styles and Changes of Style in the Art of Organizing (2002), Tracks and Frames. The Economy of Symbolic Forms in Organizations (2002), and Maktens många ansikten (2014).

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