Methodological Reflection upon Institutional Research—Reflecting Phenomena, a Means of Knowledge Acquirement

Petra Muckel

Abstract


During my dissertation project on phenomenon in bureaucracy, I collected differing experiences at various institutions. By reflecting these experiences methodologically, I would like to show how effective reflecting phenomena is as a means of knowledge acquirement. Institutions within their dynamic boundaries will be conceptually developed by using a short analysis of social history (FOUCAULT, GOFFMAN) particularly on institutional origination. This was set in relation to files that play an important role in daily institutional routine. At the same time the control function of the file, as institution within the institution, is made plainly recognisable.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0002221

Keywords


institution; files; control; boundary; the researcher's perspective/methodological reflection



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