Calling for qualitative research that is complex, situational, theoretically situated, and yet productive, Reconceptualizing Qualitative Research discusses the multiplicities and uncertainty embedded in different methodological configurations and entanglements that blur the boundaries between doing research, theorizing, thinking, and reflecting. Writing in a clear, conversational style, author Mirka Koro-Ljungberg urges readers to think about qualitative research differently, often in creative ways, and to continuously question existing grand narratives and dogmas.

A Proxy for a Foreword

The notion of methodologies without methodology represents methodologies without strict boundaries or normative structures— methodologies that may begin anywhere, anytime, but by doing so can create a sense of uncertainty and loss (or mourning of stable, fixed, preconceptualized, or historical knowledge). Methodologies without methodology bring about methodological challenges and examples that may push current research practices and question rigid methodological traditions. They can begin anywhere, stay (at least temporarily) lost and uncertain, and still promote change in onto-episte-methodological practices.

Robert Ulmer

Lather and St. Pierre (2013), in their QSE special issue on post-qualitative research, put forward engaging ideas regarding the presence and “future” of qualitative research in the wake of “after” and “posts.” Scholars such as Lather and St. Pierre have ...

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