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By Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardoff, Ines Steinke

A spouse to Qualitative Research attracts at the paintings of an array of prime students from Europe, Britain and North the USA to give a precis of each element of the qualitative study procedure from nuts-and-bolts equipment and study kinds, to examinations of methodological thought and epistemology. it's one of many few surveys of qualitative study to undertake a certainly foreign voice.

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But the actors are not powerless in the face of these conditions – they perceive possibilities of choice and on this basis they make their choices. To put this differently, one could speak of four basic concepts that are derived from pragmatism and guide Anselm Strauss’s research: ‘To analyze social processes within the frame of a theory of action, means that one has to think automatically interactionally, temporally, processually, and structurally’ (Soeffner 1995: 30). As an additional foundation concept we should also mention the closeness of artistic 17 17 20 22 and scientific works, from the point of view of how artists or scientists deal with their material (such as the subject of a painting or the theme of a research project).

From his belief that the ‘coincidence of a subject matter and recording technology … places the student in an entirely novel relation to his data, (Goffman 1979: 24), he does not draw the conclusion, however, that media recordings should be privileged or allowed to play the only central role. Goffman’s basic position on the question of data tends to be ‘pluralistic’. He makes use of a range of materials in order to obtain alternative and complementary access routes to his research objects and alternative bases for comparison.

The end of one action and the beginning of the next. The idea of phasing or sequence of action. Let’s take another situation where the word once might be said and compare it to this one. Perhaps by making this comparison it will generate other potential meanings of the word. The situation is a track race. ’ Rates of movement through each phase of action. Property of time and idea of Process. (Strauss and Corbin 1990: 82) In this example it may be seen how – using the coding paradigm (in this case conditions and consequences) and intellectual variation in the contrast-process of theoretical sampling – conceptual horizons are developed and the formation of concepts and theories is advanced.

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