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By Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardoff, Ines Steinke

A better half to Qualitative Research attracts at the paintings of an array of best students from Europe, Britain and North the United States to give a precis of each element of the qualitative study strategy from nuts-and-bolts tools and examine types, to examinations of methodological concept and epistemology. it's one of many few surveys of qualitative study to undertake a surely overseas voice.

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It is based, rather, on a theoretical consideration with many underlying assumptions. Garfinkel’s starting point is a theme that is known in sociology as the Hobbesian Problem, and relates to the question of how social order is possible when human beings pursue egoistical goals and are therefore constantly in conflict with one another. Garfinkel began with the reflections of Talcott Parsons (1937), his doctoral supervisor, who had set out in his theory of social action a general framework for sociology, and who dominated international sociological debate at that time.

Williams, R. (1988) ‘Understanding Goffman’s methods’, in P. Drew and A. Wootton (eds), Erving Goffman – Exploring the Interaction Order. Cambridge: Polity Press. pp. 64–88. 3 Page 29 Harold Garfinkel and Harvey Sacks Jörg R. Bergmann 1 2 3 4 Scientific and historical background Development of the research programme Research practice Garfinkel, Sacks and qualitative social research Harold Garfinkel (b. 1917) is widely known today as the founder of ethnomethodology. He gave this research approach its name, and in his early work, which appeared in his 1967 collection Studies in Ethnomethodology, he created the theoretical, conceptual and methodological foundations of the approach.

Seen from this perspective, it may be evident that our selection of examples of paradigmatic theorizing and good research practice should not be taken for invariable recipes, but as guidelines to be developed and adapted for further research. The presentation of different paradigmatic perspectives and research styles in the field of qualitative research will give the reader the chance to compare the specific features and qualities of discovery of the various approaches. We do not want to suggest, however, that students in the field of qualitative research, who decide to follow one of the research styles, are forced to exclude the others.

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