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Fletcher, Amber J. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
Critical realism (CR) is a useful philosophical framework for social science; however, little guidance is available on which precise methods -- including methods of data collection, coding, and analysis -- are best suited to applied CR research. This article provides a concrete example of applied qualitative research using CR as a philosophical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Realism, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Barlow, Charlotte – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2016
As units of analysis, documents are often seen as unproblematic, easily accessed sources of data. This research note discusses and reflects on a research project where documents were not easy to access and instead prompted significant negotiation, contained disturbing information and images and had an emotional impact on the researcher. A…
Descriptors: Documentation, Reflection, Feminism, Emotional Response
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Parr, Sadie – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
This paper reflects on research carried out with a group of women receiving intensive family support aimed at addressing the cause of their family's 'anti-social behaviour'. The methodological approach to the research was underpinned by the philosophical principles of critical realism. It was also informed by the ethical and political concerns of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Critical Theory, Realism, Feminism