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By Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardoff, Ines Steinke

A significant other to Qualitative Research attracts at the paintings of an array of major students from Europe, Britain and North the United States to provide a precis of each element of the qualitative examine approach from nuts-and-bolts tools and learn types, to examinations of methodological conception and epistemology. it's one of many few surveys of qualitative study to undertake a surely overseas voice.

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Qxd 20 3/19/04 2:21 PM Page 20 A COMPANION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH • Even in the final phase of theory-development it may seem advisable to collect and code new data – it is always the empirical dimension in which a theory has to prove itself and to which the theory always returns in the last instance. • This also extends to the framing of the emerging theory. In addition, aesthetic requirements are made of the final report: here the scientist should write creatively. Grounded theory in teaching and research No presentation of the research style of Anselm Strauss would be complete if it did not include the aspects of research consultancy and teaching.

And Strauss, A. L. (1967) The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research. Chicago: Aldine. Strauss, A. L. (1987) Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press. 2 Page 24 Erving Goffman Herbert Willems 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Naturalistic observation Metaphors, models, theoretical perspectives From abnormality to normality Deconstructions Material classifications, ideal typologies, differentiations Sequential analysis Double hermeneutics Concept constructions Goffman’s methods are determined by his central object, face-to-face interaction.

In this way, from ‘asylums’ one can also learn the ‘meaning’ of how the social world of the clinic is ‘subjectively experienced’ by the inmates (1961b: IX, cf. von Kardorff 1991: 337). 7 DOUBLE HERMENEUTICS One of Goffman’s most important research strategies seeks to discover implicit meaning patterns and ‘world-views’ in the practice of everyday life, whether they be common to all members of society or limited to particular social groups. ‘One must’, he says in Frame Analysis, ‘try to form an image of the group’s framework of frameworks – its belief system, its “cosmoslogy” – even though this is a domain that close students of contemporary social life have usually been happy to give over to others’ (Goffman 1974: 27).

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