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

  • Petra Muckel Carl von Ossietzky Universität
Keywords: institution, files, control, boundary, the researcher's perspective/methodological reflection

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

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Author Biography

Petra Muckel, Carl von Ossietzky Universität
Dr. Petra MUCKEL, Dipl.-Psych., born 1966, studied psychology, philosophy and German studies in Münster; from 1992 to 1997 scientific assistant at the Carl von Ossietzky University (major interests: lecturer of qualitative method and qualitative psychodiagnostic) is since 1998 scientific associate in Oldenburg. Publications on psychological methods—such as observation methods, analysis of subjectivity in research—and about Dreams, Body in its psychological aspects and Memory. Actual major research themes are, among others, "Kelly-Grids and Grounded Theory", "Psychodiagnostic and Case-study" and, "Perception and context".
Published
2000-06-30
How to Cite
Muckel, P. (2000). Methodological Reflection upon Institutional Research—Reflecting Phenomena, a Means of Knowledge Acquirement. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-1.2.1091