Category Archives: Methods

Complexity, Methodology and Method

This paper defines a theoretical framework aiming to support the actions and reflections of researchers looking for a ‘method’ in order to critically conceive the complexity of a scientific process of research. First, it starts with a brief overview of … Continue reading

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Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research

Social movement studies have grown enormously in the last few decades, spreading from sociology and political science to other fields of knowledge, as varied as geography, history, anthropology, psychology, economics, law and others. With the growing interest in the field, … Continue reading

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After Method – Mess in Social Science Research

‘Research Methods’: a compulsory course, which is loved by some but hated by many! This stimulating book is about what went wrong with ‘research methods’. Its controversial argument is radical, even revolutionary. John Law argues that methods don’t just describe … Continue reading

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Complexity, Methodology and Method: Crafting a Critical Process of Research

This paper defines a theoretical framework aiming to support the actions and reflections of researchers looking for a ‘method’ in order to critically conceive the complexity of a scientific process of research. First, it starts with a brief overview of … Continue reading

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Beyond Teaching Methods: A Complexity Approach

A complexivist perspective to teaching critiques the commonplace teaching “methods” and illuminates alternative approaches to teaching and teacher preparation. Focusing on system growth, the mutual influence of systems on one another, and nonlinear connectedness of systems, this paper defines four … Continue reading

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Understanding Social Research: Thinking Creatively about Method

Social Researching brings together a wide variety of research methods – both qualitative and quantitative – to help students and researchers to consider the relative benefits of adopting different approaches for their own research work. The authors clearly identify the … Continue reading

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Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies

The Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies is the only handbook to make connections regarding many of the perspectives of the “new” critical theorists and emerging indigenous methodologies. Built on the foundation of the landmark SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, the … Continue reading

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Methods of Social Movement Research

Citing the critical importance of empirical work to social movement research, the editors of this volume have put together the first systematic overview of the major methods used by social movement theorists. Original chapters cover the range of techniques: surveys, … Continue reading

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Bourdieu and the Methodological Practice of Educational Research

Bourdieu‘s social theory offers a way of understanding some of the most important features of the field of educational research, while also providing educational researchers with a rich conceptual apparatus for their practice. This article addresses both of these methodological … Continue reading

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Developing a Rhizomatic Methodology

Overview of the research project Overview of rhizomatic methodologies Applying rhizotextual analytic techniques to data Investigate the teaching of digital literacy practices in one school Apply the Four Resources Literacy Framework  as a mapping tool to investigate the types of … Continue reading

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