Situational Analysis creates analytic maps of social processes and relationships identified using grounded theory. Creator of the method, award-winning sociologist Adele E. Clarke and two co-editors show how the method can be, and has been, used in a variety of critical qualitative studies. The book-Updates the basic concepts and methods of situational analysis, a methodology created by Clarke;-Provides five important case studies of its use in a variety of health and educational settings;-Offers reflections from the original researchers on the studies and their impact;-Includes lists of published articles and available websites focused on situational analysis.
"In one short volume, readers new to situational analysis will be able to understand its theoretical and methodological underpinnings, see how select researchers have put the method to practice, and, moreover, be able to apply the lessons gained to their studies. Situational Analysis in Practice takes the method from its experts and gives it to all qualitative researchers."
--From the Foreword by Kathy Charmaz, author of Constructing Grounded Theory
"Fifty years after the introduction of Grounded Theory, Adele Clarke's already widely taken up Situational Analysis is articulated in this collection of essays, exemplars and reflections. Written by developers and teachers of Situational Analysis, the book puts the method to practice via transdisciplinary elaboration in terms of difference, power, messiness and postmodern instabilities."…
--Patti Lather, Ohio State University, Emerita
"Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory is a history, theory, and how-to book gathered into one neat, accessible package." -- Reflective Teaching, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Table of Contents
Foreword by Kathy Charmaz Acknowledgements Part I: Introducing Situational Analysis Chapter 1: Introducing Situational Analysis Situational Analysis Strategies Distinctive Strengths and Contributions of Situational Analysis Using Situational Analysis SA in General Qualitative Inquiry SA in Participatory Action Research and in Policy Research SA in Feminist and Other Critical Qualitative Research Situating Situational Analysis as an Interpretive Qualitative Method Early 20th Century The Modernist Phase The Interpretive Turn Feminist, Critical and Other Critiques and Responses Poststructuralisms and Their Reception From Grounded Theory to Grounded Theories The 21st Century The Emergence of Situational Analysis Issues Confronting SA Today Overview of the Book Part II: Situational Analysis as a Method Chapter 2: From Grounded Theory to Situational Analysis: What’s New? Why? How?, Adele E. Clarke Chapter 3: Feminisms, Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis, Adele E. Clarke Chapter 4: Building Emergent Situated Knowledges in Participatory Action Research, Bill Genat Part III: Exemplars of Research Chapter 5: Situating Knowledge, Jennifer Ruth Foskett Chapter 6: Using Situational Analysis for Critical Qualitative Research Purposes, Michelle S. Perez and Gaile S. Cannella Reflections on Using Situational Analysis for Critical Qualitative Research Purposes Chapter 7: Rethinking the Disclosure Debates: A Situational Analysis of the Multiple Meanings of Human Biomonitoring Data, Rachel Washburn Reflections on Rethinking the Disclosure Debates Chapter 8: Governing Through (In)Security: A Critical Analysis of a Fear-Based Public Health Campaign, Marilou Gagnon, Jean Daniel Jacob & Dave Holmes Reflection: Allowing Mute Evidence to be Heard: Using Situational Analysis to Deconstruct a Public Health Campaign Chapter 9: Leveraging the "Living Laboratory": On the Emergence of the Entrepreneurial Hospital, Martin French and Fiona Alice Miller Reflection: Mapping Maps: Situating Oncology Asset Maps in the Representational Process Appendix A. Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis Websites Appendix B. Selected Exemplars of Situational Analysis by Discipline Appendix C. Selected Exemplars of Situational Analysis by Mapping Emphasis Index About the Authors
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research