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Situational analysis: grounded theory after the postmodern turn

By: Clarke, Adele E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Thousand Oaks Sage Publications 2005Description: xli, 365 p.ISBN: 9780761930563.Subject(s): Social sciences - Research - Methodology | Grounded theoryDDC classification: 001.433 Summary: This book provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to situational analysis of qualitative data. Adele E Clarke personally created the situational analysis approach, no other book currently deals with it. She carefully situates herself and the situational analysis approach vis-à-vis other current approaches to grounded theory (specifically) and to qualitative data analysis (more generally). Situational analysis is unique in that it both uses and extends grounded theory; it employs established coding and memoing strategies, while extending the method to include three new kinds of maps and analyses of the situation focused upon in one's research. This is also the first publication about using grounded theory with historical, visual, and discursive materials. (http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book226339?siteId=sage-india&prodTypes=any&q=9780761930563&pageTitle=productsSearch#tabview=title)
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Table of Contents:

1. Pushing and Being Pulled Around the Postmodern Turn

• Grounded Theory/Symbolic Interactionism as a Theory/Methods Package
• Grounded Theory/Symbolic Interactionism as Always Already Around the Postmodern Turn
• Grounded Theory as Recalcitrant Against the Postmodern Turn
• Pushing Grounded Theory Around the Postmodern Turn
• Reflections and Anticipations


2. From Chicago Ecologies to Situational Analysis

• Root Metaphors: From Chicago School Social Ecologies to Social Worlds/Arenas/Discourses
• New Roots I: Foucault and the Interactionist Project
• New Roots II: Taking the Nonhuman Explicitly Into Account
• New Roots III: From Social Worlds/Arenas to Situational Maps and Analysis
• Project Design, Data Gathering, and Accountability
• Temporary Closures

3. Doing Situational Maps and Analysis

• Doing Situational Maps
• Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps
• Doing Positional Maps
• Final Products: Project Maps
• Provisional Conclusions

4. Turning to Discourse(s)

• Introducing Discourse Analysis
• Multisite/Multiscape Research
• Issues in Situational Analysis of Discourse(s)
• Turnings

5. Mapping Narrative Discourses

• Designing a Narrative Project
• Doing Situational Maps of Narrative Discourse
• Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps of Narrative Discourse
• Doing Positional Maps of Narrative Discourse
• Final Comments: Situational Analysis of Narrative Discourse

6. Mapping Visual Discourses

• Entering Visual Discourse
• Doing Situational Analysis of Visual Discourse
• Visual Discourse Exemplars: Moore and Clarke's Anatomies
• Final Comments: Situational Analysis of Visual Discourse

7. Mapping Historical Discourses

• Designing Historical and Historicizing Projects
• Doing Situational Maps of Historical Discourse
• Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps of Historical Discourse
• Doing Positional Maps of Historical Discourse
• Project Map of Historical Discourse
• Final Comments: Situational Analysis of Historical Discourse



This book provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to situational analysis of qualitative data. Adele E Clarke personally created the situational analysis approach, no other book currently deals with it. She carefully situates herself and the situational analysis approach vis-à-vis other current approaches to grounded theory (specifically) and to qualitative data analysis (more generally).

Situational analysis is unique in that it both uses and extends grounded theory; it employs established coding and memoing strategies, while extending the method to include three new kinds of maps and analyses of the situation focused upon in one's research. This is also the first publication about using grounded theory with historical, visual, and discursive materials.


(http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book226339?siteId=sage-india&prodTypes=any&q=9780761930563&pageTitle=productsSearch#tabview=title)

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