Cycles of Qualitative Social Research and Cycles within the Qualitative Social Research

Jo Reichertz


This article investigates the previous history of qualitative social research with the economic term "economic cycle" and shows the reasonability of such a perspective. It arises, that there is no special trend or a certain target-oriented development to observe within the qualitative social research but an up and down of topics and preferences. In the conclusion shall be drawn a balance of the prevailing state of qualitative social research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0903291


Berlin Meeting on Qualitative Research Methods; development of qualitative social research; economic cycle; critical qualitative research; elaborated research; ad hoc research; QDA; qualitative data analysis


Copyright (c) 2009 Jo Reichertz

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