Reinventing Evidence in Social Inquiry

Decoding Facts and Variables

  • Authors
  • Richard Biernacki

Part of the Cultural Sociology book series (CULTSOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Richard Biernacki
    Pages 1-26
  3. Richard Biernacki
    Pages 27-56
  4. Richard Biernacki
    Pages 57-95
  5. Richard Biernacki
    Pages 127-155
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-199

About this book


Revisiting the dominant scientific method, 'coding,' with which investigators from sociology to literary criticism have sampled texts and catalogued their cultural messages, the author demonstrates that the celebrated hard outputs rest on misleading samples and on unfeasible classifying of the texts' meanings.


coding criticism ritual sociology

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