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Solidifying Qualitative Methodology

Solidifying Qualitative Methodology Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, VoL 5, No. 3, 1996 1 2 Carl Ratner · INTRODUCTION Qualitative methodology has remained in a perpetual state of arrested development. Its great potential for elucidating psychological phenomena has rarely been developed. Of course, the positivistic hegemony over social science research is a major reason for this arrested development. However, qualitative methodologists are also responsible for their lack of progress. For the most part, qualitative methodologists devote far too little attention to solidifying their methodology. With few exceptions, the qualitative re­ search procedures which are employed are impressionistic and prone to overgeneralization from a few unrepresentative statements and cases. These weaknesses were noted decades ago by Lindesmith and Strauss (1950), and they persist uncorrected in contemporary research (cf. Hammersley, 1989, pp. 83-86; Kloos, 1994; Shankman, 1984, pp. 263-265). Miles and Huber­ man (1994, p. 262) described this unfortunate situation as follows: When we read the reports, they are most often heavy on the "what" (the findings, the descriptions) and rather thin on the "how" (how you got to the "what"). We rarely see data displays-only the conclusions. In most cases, we don't see a procedural account of the analysis, explaining just http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social Distress and Homeless Taylor & Francis

Solidifying Qualitative Methodology

Journal of Social Distress and Homeless , Volume 5 (3): 8 – Jan 1, 1996

Solidifying Qualitative Methodology

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Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, VoL 5, No. 3, 1996 1 2 Carl Ratner · INTRODUCTION Qualitative methodology has remained in a perpetual state of arrested development. Its great potential for elucidating psychological phenomena has rarely been developed. Of course, the positivistic hegemony over social science research is a major reason for this arrested development. However, qualitative methodologists are also responsible for their lack of progress. For the most part,...
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright 1996 Taylor and Francis Group LLC
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1573-658X
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1053-0789
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10.1007/BF02091656
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Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, VoL 5, No. 3, 1996 1 2 Carl Ratner · INTRODUCTION Qualitative methodology has remained in a perpetual state of arrested development. Its great potential for elucidating psychological phenomena has rarely been developed. Of course, the positivistic hegemony over social science research is a major reason for this arrested development. However, qualitative methodologists are also responsible for their lack of progress. For the most part, qualitative methodologists devote far too little attention to solidifying their methodology. With few exceptions, the qualitative re­ search procedures which are employed are impressionistic and prone to overgeneralization from a few unrepresentative statements and cases. These weaknesses were noted decades ago by Lindesmith and Strauss (1950), and they persist uncorrected in contemporary research (cf. Hammersley, 1989, pp. 83-86; Kloos, 1994; Shankman, 1984, pp. 263-265). Miles and Huber­ man (1994, p. 262) described this unfortunate situation as follows: When we read the reports, they are most often heavy on the "what" (the findings, the descriptions) and rather thin on the "how" (how you got to the "what"). We rarely see data displays-only the conclusions. In most cases, we don't see a procedural account of the analysis, explaining just

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