Defending Qualitative Research: Design, Analysis and Textualization, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Defending Qualitative Research

Design, Analysis and Textualization, 1st Edition

By Mario Cardano


208 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138614055
pub: 2020-03-13
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Focusing on the phases of qualitative research which precede and follow fieldwork - design, analysis, and textualization - this book offers new theoretical tools to tackle one of the most common criticisms advanced against qualitative research: its presumed lack of rigour. Rejecting the notion of ‘rigour’ as formulated in quantitative research and based on the theory of probability, it proposes a theoretical frame that allows combining the goals of rigour and that of creativity through the reference to theory of argumentation. As such, it will appeal to scholars and students across the social sciences with interests in qualitative research methods.

Table of Contents


1. A Premise on Two Crucial Issues: Invisibility and Method

2. Qualitative Research: A Portrait

3. Theory of Argumentation Survival Kit

4. The Qualitative Research Design

5. On Qualitative Data Analysis

6. The Textualization

About the Author

Mario Cardano is Full Professor of the Methodology of Social Sciences and the Sociology of Health at Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin, Italy.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Research Methods

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General