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Published: 13 March 1997

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195099942

Bookseller Code (04)

The New Language of Qualitative Method

Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein

Framing research methodologies as a set of idioms, The New Language of Qualitative Method examines alternate vocabularies for conveying social reality. The book considers the basic presumptions, objectives, and research questions of four major research traditions: naturalism, ethnomethodology, emotionalism, and postmodernism. Using illustrations from classic texts, it shows how each idiom supplies a unique perspective on empirical reality. The book then examines the risks and rewards of each approach, offering a vision of a renewed language of inquiry that accommodates both traditional and contemporary concerns. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this book is useful for a broad spectrum of qualitative researchers and individuals interested in this field of study.

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