Which Way Ahead? A Commentary on Recent Developments in German-Speaking "Qualitative" Social Research

  • Ronald Hitzler Universität Dortmund
Keywords: debate on methods, interpretive sociology, reconstruction of meaning, sense of action


In this commentary I will focus on issues raised in my articles published in FQS (2002 and 2005) on the present state of the discussion in German-speaking interpretive sociology to which I will add a "tour d'horizon" of the corresponding state of affairs in some neighboring disciplines. After this "tour d'horizon" I will raise the questions (a) In what direction will genuine interpretive empirical research in the social sciences move? and (b) Is interpretive empirical research able to move and all? I will conclude by discussing the answers to both of these questions and their consequences for interpretive empirical research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs070344


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Ronald Hitzler, Universität Dortmund
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