Methodology and methods

Mills, Jane (2014) Methodology and methods. In: Mills, Jane, and Birks, Melanie, (eds.) Qualitative Methodology: a practical guide. Sage, London, United Kingdom, pp. 31-47.

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[Extract] As scholars, we all have our favourite texts, a gem that shines as a clear explanation of a difficult concept. Lincoln and Guba's paradigm mapping published in successive editions of the Handbook of Qualitative Research is one such text that can assist new researchers, or even old ones with an appetite to learn, to locate various paradigms in relation to each other and in relation to what to consider when designing and implementing a study (Lincoln et al., 2011). The latest iteration of this publication includes a new table titled Themes of Knowledge: Inquiry Aims, Ideals, Design, Procedures and Methods that examines 21 factors in relation to five themes of knowledge: positivism, postpositivism, critical (+feminism + race), constructivism (or interpretivist) and participatory (+postmodernism). Included in this set of factors is methodology, accompanied by a number of methods that are influenced by the theme of knowledge selected by the researcher.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-4462-4898-0
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 02:34
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