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Qualitative Research and Our Digital Futures

Fielding, NG (2014) Qualitative Research and Our Digital Futures Qualitative Inquiry, 20 (9). pp. 1064-1073.

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Those who lived through the 1960s recall a time of rapid social change and political turmoil. Commentators discern parallels with present times, citing the Arab Spring, the West’s fiscal crisis, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Social science saw its own upheavals in the 1960s—the emergence of Grounded Theory, postmodernism, and perspectives based on the counter-culture, feminism, and minorities. This article sees contemporary equivalents in the growth of “citizen research” and indigenous methods, and consequent struggles over what research is for. We should not see these developments as a crisis in the hegemony of social science but as its coming of age, and qualitative research as its principal arena.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 1 November 2014
DOI : 10.1177/1077800414545237
Uncontrolled Keywords : Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences - Other Topics, digital research, citizen research, indigenous approaches to knowledge, ethnicity and race, new methods and methodologies, methodologies, qualitative research, METHODOLOGIES
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Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:32
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 14:55

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