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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 major students from Europe, Britain and North the USA to provide a precis of each point of the qualitative learn strategy from nuts-and-bolts equipment and examine kinds, to examinations of methodological concept and epistemology. it's one of many few surveys of qualitative study to undertake a really overseas voice.

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Two central concepts are used: the first is the trajectory, and the second is work. Trajectories are categorized according to their direction: there are stable, unstable, ascending and descending curves. Each of these directions indicates a phase, and each of these phases requires of the actors (the sick person and the family members) different types of work in the different lines of work. This is why, in the example above, there was the focus on action (as work), and the question about dependence or independence: according to the phase, the degrees of autonomy of the sick person and the family members are greater or smaller, or rather the conditions imposed by the phase require different kinds of activity on the part of the participants.

He makes use of a range of materials in order to obtain alternative and complementary access routes to his research objects and alternative bases for comparison. It is also important that Goffman relies on the richness of his own primary experience and on newspaper ‘stories’. 2 METAPHORS, MODELS, THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES From the very beginning Goffman’s ‘naturalism’ means more than simply ‘empiricism’. In Goffman we are dealing rather with a ‘theoretically oriented empiricist’ (Collins 1980: 174).

2) is perhaps better known to the general public for his books Asylums (1961b) and The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959). Even today, his original and individual ideas still influence studies of face-toface interaction, identity-formation, the day-today presentation of self, and the ways in which social interaction is bound up with situations and determined by its organizational features. 2). 17). 3) opened up new perspectives for social research by means of their radical questioning about the foundations of social order and their innovative development of new instruments of investigation, such as sequential text analysis: all of this opened the way for a deep structure grammar of sociality.

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