Reconceptualizing Qualitative Research
Methodologies without Methodology
- Mirka Koro-Ljungberg - Arizona State University, USA
Qualitative Methods | Qualitative Research (General)
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.
Because of [the author’s] deep theoretical knowledge combined with years of working with young scholars and students, she articulates what we all struggle with as qualitative research. You will find yourself nodding your head with the points she is making and furiously taking notes. This is a book that will be well-worn and loved when you finish it.
This book is a thinking text for new and seasoned qualitative researchers. Readers who engage ‘Methodologies without Methodology’ (because this text refuses to be passively read) will be provoked, moved, and challenged to rethink the processes and purposes of qualitative research and compelled to risk engaging in a more creative and exciting inquiry that resists conformity.
This book provides a thoughtful articulation of qualitative inquiry from a post-perspective. Readers are invited to deconstruct qualitative inquiry in provocative yet productive ways. I would highly recommend this text for novice or seasoned scholars that desire an alternative to more traditional qualitative research texts and approaches.
This book discusses the squishy-ness of qualitative research in a way that most books do not. It provides ample philosophical grounding and encourages the reader to think critically.