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Interpretive Social Research - An Introduction

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ISBN: 9783863953744 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2018-1103 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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This volume is a clear introduction to methods of data collection and analysis in the social sciences, with a special focus on interpretive methods based on a logic of discovering hypotheses and grounded theories. The chief methods presented are participant observation, open interviews and biographical case reconstruction. The special advantages of interpretive methods, as against other qualitative methods, are revealed by comparing them to content analysis. Empirical examples show how the methods presented can be implemented in practice, and concrete problems connected with conducting empirical research are discussed. By presenting individual case studies, the author shows how to apply the principle of openness when collecting empirical data, whether through interviews or observations, and she offers rules for analysis based on the principles of reconstruction and sequentiality.

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Doing Excellent Social Research with Documents

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ISBN: 9781138038660 9781138038653 Year: Pages: 194 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences --- Science (General)
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In today’s society we increasingly create and consume written content and images. This includes a range of sources, from social media posts to records held within organisations, and everything in between, including news articles, blogs, shopping lists and official government documents. Critically reading these ‘documents’ can help us to understand a huge amount about society. Doing Excellent Social Research with Documents includes guidance on how to ‘read between the lines’, and provides an overview of six research projects which use documents as data.

Die Gesellschaft der Nachhaltigkeit

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ISBN: 9783839441947 Year: Pages: 150 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Sociology
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Sustainability has become a leading principle of social change that combines different objectives – be it green capitalism based on ecological modernization or a socio-ecological transformation that could ring in a post-capitalist era. The social dimensions of sustainability as well as the paradoxes relating to a sustainable development in global capitalism are examined in this programmatic text by Sighard Neckel and his research team in Hamburg. Basic sociological perspectives of sustainability are the subject, as are prospects of concrete fields of a critical-reflexive social research on the social conflicts centering around sustainability.

Unbegleitete minderjährige Geflüchtete

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839443842 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.14361/9783839443842 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Political Science
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This volume analyses life situations and perspectives of unaccompanied minor refugees in Germany from subjective, institutional and structural perspectives.

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