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Mats Alvesson - Lund University, Sweden. Kaj Sköldberg - Stockholm School of Business. September 2009 360 pages SAGE Publications Ltd. Download flyer Recommend to Library.

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Reflexive Methodology established itself as a groundbreaking success, providing researchers with an invaluable guide to a central problem in research methodology – how to put field research and interpretations in perspective, paying attention to the interpretive, political, and rhetorical nature of empirical research. Now thoroughly updated, the Second Edition includes a new chapter on positivism, social constructionism, and critical realism, and offers new conclusions on the applications of methodology. It provides further illustrations and updates that build on the acclaimed and successful First Edition.

Reflexive Methodology: New Vistas for Qualitative Research epub download

ISBN13: 978-1848601116

ISBN: 1848601115

Author: Kaj Sköldberg,Mats Alvesson

Category: Reference

Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides

Language: English

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Second edition (September 15, 2009)

Pages: 360 pages

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Iaran
Excellent explanation of development and theoretical foundations of current qualitative methodology
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Excellent explanation of development and theoretical foundations of current qualitative methodology
BlessСhild
As a distinguished academic Barbara Czarniawska noted with regard to the first edition of this book, it does not show you how to do research but rather shows how research in various methodological traditions has been done. However while this is often touted as a book essential for young academics it is by no means an easy book.

For example Alvesson and Skolberg suggest in their discussion of hermaneutics that the reader "knock the text" and engage in "dialogue" with what they are reading. In another place they say the researcher "has to establish a kind of `resonance' with the object of investigation, a `congeniality' by which an invisible bond (of meaning) is forged between them" (p. 69), which seems closer to mysticism than clear guidance for research.

However this is typical of the authors' approach. They seem often to demand that readers decide for themselves what the authors mean about something, in a way that anticipates and encourages the taking of a stance that it is essential for researchers to adopt towards the subjects of their research. In this regard the "reflexive" part of the title is a more important indicator of the content of the book than the "methodology" part. In the end the book does not provide a "how-to" manual for any particular research approach but is exceptionally helpful, if the reader does indeed engage in a "dialogue with the text", in forcing the reader to chose and formulate an argument as to why they adopt a particular methodological approach.

Personally speaking - used in this manner, when doing my own PhD, I found this book indispensible in working out the methodological approach that I needed to take to convincingly answer my research question. Methodology was probably the part of my doctoral research that I struggled most with and yet it proved possibly the least controversial aspect of my viva. That is in no small part consequent of the painful thinking that this book provoked.
BlessСhild
As a distinguished academic Barbara Czarniawska noted with regard to the first edition of this book, it does not show you how to do research but rather shows how research in various methodological traditions has been done. However while this is often touted as a book essential for young academics it is by no means an easy book.

For example Alvesson and Skolberg suggest in their discussion of hermaneutics that the reader "knock the text" and engage in "dialogue" with what they are reading. In another place they say the researcher "has to establish a kind of `resonance' with the object of investigation, a `congeniality' by which an invisible bond (of meaning) is forged between them" (p. 69), which seems closer to mysticism than clear guidance for research.

However this is typical of the authors' approach. They seem often to demand that readers decide for themselves what the authors mean about something, in a way that anticipates and encourages the taking of a stance that it is essential for researchers to adopt towards the subjects of their research. In this regard the "reflexive" part of the title is a more important indicator of the content of the book than the "methodology" part. In the end the book does not provide a "how-to" manual for any particular research approach but is exceptionally helpful, if the reader does indeed engage in a "dialogue with the text", in forcing the reader to chose and formulate an argument as to why they adopt a particular methodological approach.

Personally speaking - used in this manner, when doing my own PhD, I found this book indispensible in working out the methodological approach that I needed to take to convincingly answer my research question. Methodology was probably the part of my doctoral research that I struggled most with and yet it proved possibly the least controversial aspect of my viva. That is in no small part consequent of the painful thinking that this book provoked.