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Qualitative Approaches and Methods in Social Research
Transcript of Qualitative Approaches and Methods in Social Research
Jaamia Galant's research
interviews with medical & educational researchers
two 'attractor states'
focus on methods & techniques
access the world
as it really is
focus on interpretive frame
what's the point?
human agents are concerned with:
meanings in the form of
foreground privileged meanings
obscure opposing meanings
strategies are not always successful:
complex strategic space
safest to ally with an existing alliance (cliché)
interpretive research cf fiction?
'fiction' weakens claims made
coherent interpretive frame strengthens claims
tacit/individualised interpretive frame
explicit interpretive frame
I+ interpretive frame
novel interrogated by critical review
interpretive frame & data under mutual interrogation
Jaamia Galant's research asks, is:
strong on method?
weak on interpretive frame?
strong on interpretive frame?
weak on method?
Qualitative research might start with theoretical dispositions/theoretical sensitivity
eg the nature & development of language?
Edward Sapir/Benjamin Whorf
METHODOLOGY = ?
variables are nominal
LET THE DATA SPEAK
what is put together
what is kept apart
what are we looking for/at?