Reflexive Methodology: New Vistas for Qualitative Research

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SAGE Publications, 2009 M09 15 - 350 pages
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 provides further illustrations and updates that build on the acclaimed and successful First Edition.

 

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Contents

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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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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