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Emergent Methods in Social Research

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February 2006 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Emergent Methods in Social Research: Theories, Methods, and Methodologies introduces state-of-the-art social research methods that address the growing methods-theory gap within and across the disciplines. In this text, editors Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy combine original, in-depth introductions, previously published articles, and original works to provide readers with a comprehensive view of new and cutting-edge research methods and methodologies.
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction: Emergent Methods in Social Research Within and Across Disciplines
Laurel Richardson
Skirting a Pleated Text: De-Disciplining an Academic Life
Trond Aren Undheim
Getting Connected: How Sociologists Can Access the High Tech Elite
Sarah Babb
A Sociologist Among Economists: Some Thoughts on Methods, Positionality, and Subjectivity
Douglas W. Maynard
Ethnography and Conversation Analysis: What Is the Context of an Utterance?
Sharon A. Deacon
Creativity Within Qualitative Research on Families: New Ideas for Old Methods
Tamlin Conner and Eliza Bliss-Moreau
Sampling Human Experience in Naturalistic Settings
Mei-Po Kwan
Feminist Visualization: Re-envisioning GIS as Method in Feminist Geographic Research
David Morgan
Practical Strategies for Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: Applications to Health Research
Tami Spry
Performing Autoethnography: An Embodied Methodological Praxis
Wanda S. Pillow
Exposed Methodology: The Body as a Deconstructive Practice
Jim Mienczakowski
Ethnodrama: Performed Research—Limitations and Potential
Carol Gilligan, Renee Spencer, M. Katherine Weinberg and Tatiana Bertsch
On the Listening Guide: A Voice-Centered Relational Method
Lisa Tillmann-Healy
Friendship as Method
Niza Yanay and Nitza Berkovitch
Gender Imago
Lauri L. Hyers, Janet K. Swim, Robyn K. Mallett
The Personal is Political: Using Daily Diaries to Examine Everyday Prejudice-Related Experiences
Radhika Parameswaran
Feminist Media Ethnography in India: Exploring Power, Gender, and Culture in the Field
 
Conclusion: “Coming at Things Differently”: The Need for Emergent Methods
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

"All of the book's chapters are written with enthusiasm and an interest to stimulate researchers to make new uses of traditional data gathering methods and/or develop new ideas."

Daunta A. Nitecki

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Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber (PhD, University of Michigan) is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program at Boston College in Massachusetts. She has published widely on the impact of sociocultural factors on women’s body image, including her book Am I Thin Enough Yet? The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity, which was selected as one of Choice Magazine’s best academic books for 1996. She has also written widely on methodological and methods issues, including the role of technology and emergent methods in social research. Dr. Hesse-Biber is co-editor of Emergent Methods in Social... More About Author

Patricia Lina Leavy

Patricia Leavy specializes in qualitative methodology, collective memory, popular culture and gender. Leavy previously taught at Boston College, Northeastern University and Curry College. She is the author of Iconic Events: Media, Politics and Power in Retelling History (Lexington Books, 2007), Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research (Guilford Press, 2009) and Oral History: Understanding Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press, 2011). She is coauthor of Feminist Research Practice (Sage, 2007) and The Practice of Qualitative Research (Sage, 2005; 2011). She is the co-editor of Hybrid Identities: Theoretical and Empirical Examinations ... More About Author

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