Vol 6, No 3 (2005)

The State of the Art of Qualitative Research in Europe

Edited by Hubert Knoblauch, Uwe Flick & Christoph Maeder in Cooperation With Iain Lang

Table of Contents


Editorial: About Qualitative Research Centers and Peripheries HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch) HTML PDF HTML (Español) PDF (Español)
Katja Mruck, César A. Cisneros Puebla, Robert B. Faux
Qualitative Methods in Europe: The Variety of Social Research HTML PDF
Hubert Knoblauch, Uwe Flick, Christoph Maeder

General Methodological Trends in Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research—Unity and Diversity HTML PDF
Paul Atkinson
The Renaissance of Qualitative Methods HTML PDF
Giampietro Gobo
Instances or Sequences? Improving the State of the Art of Qualitative Research HTML PDF
David Silverman

National Overviews: Qualitative Methods in Various European Countries in Comparison to the U.S.

The Reconstruction of Meaning. Notes on German Interpretive Sociology HTML PDF
Ronald Hitzler
"Qualitative" Methods of Social Research in France: Reconstructing the Actor, Deconstructing the Subject HTML PDF
Johannes Angermüller
Qualitative Methods in Israel HTML PDF
Shalva Weil
Qualitative Research in Italy HTML PDF
Attila Bruni, Giampietro Gobo
Beyond the Orange and the Green. The Diversification of the Qualitative Social Research Landscape in Northern Ireland HTML PDF
Dirk Schubotz
Polish Qualitative Sociology. The General Features and Development HTML PDF
Krzysztof T. Konecki, Anna M. Kacperczyk, Lukasz T. Marciniak
A Cartography of Qualitative Research in Switzerland HTML PDF
Thomas S. Eberle, Florian Elliker
Qualitative Research in a Changing Epistemic Context. The Case of a Small Social Science Community HTML PDF
Frane Adam, Darka Podmenik
Qualitative Social Research in Spain: Past, Present, and Future. A Portrait HTML PDF HTML (Español) PDF (Español)
Miguel S. Valles, Alejandro Baer
Qualitative Social Science in the UK: A Reflexive Commentary on the "State of the Art" HTML PDF
Karen Henwood, Iain Lang
Qualitative Research in Sociology in Germany and the US—State of the Art, Differences and Developments HTML PDF
Uwe Flick
Across the Atlantic: Current Issues and Debates in US Ethnography HTML PDF
Margarethe Kusenbach

Innovations in Special Methods

Analysing Discourse. An Approach From the Sociology of Knowledge HTML PDF
Reiner Keller
Focused Ethnography HTML PDF
Hubert Knoblauch
Competence and Praxis: Sequential Analysis in German Sociology HTML PDF
Kai-Olaf Maiwald
Fuzzy Fields. Multi-Sited Ethnography in Sociological Research HTML PDF
Eva Nadai, Christoph Maeder
Ethnography of Scenes. Towards a Sociological Life-world Analysis of (Post-traditional) Community-building HTML PDF
Michaela Pfadenhauer

Single Contributions

A Rhetorical and Hermeneutic Analysis of Texts Related to Alcohol Use HTML (Español) PDF (Español)
Karen Cronick
The Descendants of Time and the Lodgers of Space: The Life Stories of Teacher Trainees who Immigrated to Israel During the 1990s HTML PDF
Anat Kainan, Michal Rozenberg, Miri Munk, Nurit Eilam
Locating Ethnography and Global Processes HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch)
Andrea Lauser
Fight for Recognition. The Portrait of the German Physician Paula TOBIAS (1886 – 1970). A Reconstructive Biographical Analysis HTML PDF
Wiebke Lohfeld
More Than Just Coding? Evaluating CAQDAS in a Discourse Analysis of News Texts HTML PDF
Katie MacMillan
The Criminalisation of Ethnic Groups: An Issue for Media Analysis HTML PDF
Marcello Maneri, Jessika Ter Wal
Cooperation Relationships in Community Prevention Committees—Neglected by Qualitative Social Research? HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch)
Henning van den Brink

FQS Debate: Qualitative Research and Ethics

No thank you, not today": Supporting Ethical and Professional Relationships in Large Qualitative Studies HTML PDF
Lisa J. Blodgett, Wanda Boyer, Emily Turk
Rethinking Qualitative Research: Research Participants as Central Researchers and Enacting Ethical Practices as Habitus HTML PDF
Rowhea Elmesky
Ethical and Friendly Researchers, but not Insiders: A Response to Blodgett, Boyer, and Turk HTML PDF
Michelle K. McGinn
On Being Authentic: A Response to "No thank you, not today": Supporting Ethical and Professional Relationships in Large Qualitative Studies HTML PDF
Catherine Milne
Maintaining Ethical and Professional Relationships in Large Qualitative Studies: A Quixotic Ideal? HTML PDF
Kathryn Scantlebury

FQS Reviews

Review: Birgit Griese, Hedwig Rose Griesehop & Martina Schiebel (Eds.) (2004). Perspektiven qualitativer Sozialforschung [Perspectives of Qualitative Research] HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch)
Michael Appel
Review: Ina-Maria Greverus, Sharon MacDonald, Regina Romhild, Gisela Welz & Helena Wullf (Eds.) (2002). Stability Upon Shifting Ground: Review Note of Shifting Grounds: Experiments in Doing Ethnography HTML PDF
Robin M. Boylorn
Review: Paul ten Have (2004). Understanding Qualitative Research and Ethnomethodology HTML PDF
Charles Lee Cole
Review Essay: No More Separation between Paid Work and Leisure? Methodological and Empirical Challenges in the Debate about Post-Fordism HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch)
Birgit Huber
Review: Janet Heaton (2004). Reworking Qualitative Data HTML PDF
Marilyn Lichtman
Review: Mechthild Kiegelmann & Leo Gürtler (Eds.) (2003). Research Questions and Matching Methods of Analysis HTML PDF
Marilyn Lichtman
Review Essay: Constructivism is the Invention of a Critic HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch)
Ralf Ottermann
Review: Susan Geideck & Wolf-Andreas Liebert (Eds.) (2003). Sinnformeln. Linguistische und soziologische Analysen von Leitbildern, Metaphern und anderen kollektiven Orientierungsmustern [Meaning Formulas. Linguistic and Sociological Analysis of Models, Metaphors ... HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch)
Rudolf Schmitt
Review: Ronald Hitzler & Jo Reichertz (Eds.) (2003). Irritierte Ordnung. Die gesellschaftliche Verarbeitung von Terror [Irritated System. The Social Processing of Terror] HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch)
Martin Spetsmann-Kunkel
Review Essay: After the Aftermath: A Reply to Wolff-Michael Roth's Review of Harry F. Wolcott's "Sneaky Kid and Its Aftermath" published in FQS 5(1) HTML PDF
Kara M. Strobel
Review: Birgitta Qvarsell & Christoph Wulf (Eds.) (2003). Culture and Education. European Studies in Education (Volume 16) HTML PDF
Wayne Thexton
Review: Lesley Noaks & Emma Wincup (2004). Criminological Research—Understanding Qualitative Methods / Mark R. Pogrebin (Ed.) (2003). Qualitative Approaches to Criminal Justice—Perspectives from the Field HTML PDF
Nicole Westmarland

FQS Conferences

Conference Report: How Much Culture is Psychology Able to Deal With? Conference "The 100 Years of the German Society of Psychology" HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch)
Lars Allolio-Näcke
Conference Report: 5th Annual Meeting of Qualitative Psychology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Learning and Instruction / First meeting of the Special Interest Group No. 17 of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction HTML PDF
Silke-Birgitta Gahleitner, Leo Gürtler
Conference Report: The Hunt for the Nibelungen Treasure. BVM Conference: "Qualitative Market Research—State of the Art and Prospects" HTML (Deutsch) PDF (Deutsch)
Thomas Kühn