Rigorous Data Analysis

Beyond “Anything Goes”

  • Wolff-Michael Roth

Part of the Practice of Research Method book series (PRM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
    1. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 1-1
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-5
    2. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 7-25
  3. Five Data Sessions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-33
    2. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 35-49
    3. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 51-63
    4. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 65-75
    5. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 77-93
    6. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 95-104
  4. Rigor and the Pragmatics of Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-107
    2. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 109-121
    3. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 123-140
    4. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 141-164
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      Pages 165-187
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      Pages 189-201
  5. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-205
    2. Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 207-224
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-242

About this book

Introduction

In qualitative research, one can often hear the statement that research results are just (social) constructions. In criminal cases and in court hearings, we tend to expect that the true sequence of events has to be found rather than just any story. Here the author shows that qualitative social research can be conducted in the manner of police work or court proceedings. He does so by exhibiting how short pieces of transcriptions can be approached to uncover who, when, where, and how participated, what kind of social situation produced the transcription, and so on without any background knowledge other than that talk itself. Commenting on transcriptions of a researcher in the course of doing rigorous data analysis, readers learn doing ethnographically adequate accounts and critical institutional ethnography “at the elbow” of an experienced practitioners. Further topics include the role of turn sequences, the ethnomethods of knowledge-power and institutional relations, the documentary method of interpretation, and time-sensitive social analysis.

Keywords

Research methods critical analysis institutional ethnography

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolff-Michael Roth
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VictoriaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-998-2
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2015
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6209-998-2
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