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Going out on a Limb Postmodernism and Multiple Method Research

Fielding, NG (2009) Going out on a Limb Postmodernism and Multiple Method Research Current Sociology, 57 (3). pp. 427-447.

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Abstract

The article argues that `moderate postmodernism' can in certain respects be reconciled with a methodological practice, triangulation, that is based on mainstream methodological foundations. A connection is made between moderate postmodernism and triangulation's orientation to multiple methods. The evolution of social science approaches to triangulation towards a position less concerned with convergent validation and more concerned with using multiple methods to create greater analytic density and conceptual richness facilitates a conciliation between postmodernism and triangulation. The argument is illustrated by contemporary empirical examples.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Fielding, NGUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 May 2009
Identification Number : 10.1177/0011392108101591
Uncontrolled Keywords : Social Sciences, Sociology, multiple method research, postmodernism and methodology, triangulation, INTERVIEWS
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Additional Information : Published in Current Sociology, 57 (3) 2009. Copyright 2009 Sage Publications.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 02 Apr 2014 16:28
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:29
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/797451

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