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.

Fluid Methodological Spaces: Methodologies Matter

Methodologies are choices, often onto-epistemological and theoretical, and cannot be divorced from the values, beliefs, backgrounds, bodies, and affects of the researcher or the research context. Methodologies are political, and they have power to disempower, empower, and validate and invalidate experiences, data, lives, and material. Methodological choices not only generate and highlight data, but they also construct and contextualize studies, programs, scholars, and research aims. Methodologies can be informed choices, taken for granted, or just used uncritically without any alternatives. Alternatively, methodologies can be situational, complex structures or constellations that are in flux.


Methodology. Strategy or plan of action that provides a rationale for the choice of methods. Research design (Crotty, 1998, p. 7).

Methodology. Generalizable, rational form of activities that ...

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