Qualitative Research in Italy

Attila Bruni, Giampietro Gobo


Qualitative research in Italy has gone through hard times. On the one hand it has long been hampered by the hegemony of Crocean idealism. On the other hand survey researchers have also undervalued it. Despite, this from the 1980s qualitative research gained an important role in Italian sociology and at the end of the 1990s it conquered a space in Italian method­ology, still ruled by the survey approach. At the be­ginning of the new millennium qualitative method­ology has become institutionalized in teaching programs and courses of methodology. The article reconstructs, step by step, a history of qualitative research and methodology in Italy.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0503410


history of research methods; qualit­at­ive research

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-6.3.10

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