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.

Afterword: This Project (and Other Projects Alike) May Be “Failing” Productively

There is no ending to this project or the book. Conclusions and endings are likely to imply the final word, complete stops, and loss of beginnings. Rather than writing about concluding thoughts, I want to direct readers’ attention to productive “failures” of unfinished research, since without a conclusion I am failing to “conclude” my text and thoughts. I also fail to provide you (my readers) a way out, a reason to stop reading, interacting, and thinking. Instead, I hope that this failure will be a productive new beginning and thus in itself quite desirable. By failure, I do not refer to a position or skill that does not meet specific criteria, external evaluation, ...

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