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By Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardoff, Ines Steinke

A better half to Qualitative Research attracts at the paintings of an array of top students from Europe, Britain and North the United States to offer a precis of each element of the qualitative learn technique from nuts-and-bolts tools and study types, to examinations of methodological thought and epistemology. it truly is one of many few surveys of qualitative study to undertake a certainly overseas voice.

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Conclusions of this sort are a fundamental principle of conscious recognition in general, and therefore occur in everyday life. At the same time they constitute the main research strategy in the recognition of new phenomena (Grathoff 1989: 281). Discoveries on the basis of abductive inference come, as Peirce says, like lightning – law and application are recognized simultaneously. 3). ) is the following. In a particular study, data from the history of a family – the Dittrich family – were being analysed.

For example, Goffman uses theatrical metaphors (1959), a ritual model (1967, 1971, 1979) and the gametheory (1969). On the one hand he is concerned with the generation of conceptual and meaning devices that are applicable, in the sense of a ‘strategy of analogies’ (Lenz 1991: 57), to the widest range of social practices. On the other hand Goffman aims at sociological information by means of relative alienation from social reality, that is, the familiar reality of everyday life. Many of Goffman’s ‘discoveries’ are a result of the reflective and distancing perspective of his ‘frames’ that give new significance to the obvious and the well-known (cf.

That means, ‘[i]ncidents, events, and happenings are taken as, analyzed as, potential indicators of phenomena, which are given conceptual labels’ (Corbin and Strauss 1990: 420). What is decisive is not to separate the phase of collecting material from that of analysing it, but to bond them together and to collect only as much material as is necessary for the analytical process. Only if this is done can the material drive the analysis. The individual steps are as follows (cf. Strauss 1987: 27–33).

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