Review: Gabriele Rosenthal (2005). Interpretative Sozialforschung. Eine Einführung [Interpretative Social Research: An Introduction]

  • Matthias Kötter Schöttmer-Institut Hamburg
Keywords: interpretative research, biographical research, narrative Interview, participant observation, methods of social research

Abstract

"Interpretative Sozialforschung. Eine Einführung" ["Interpretative social research: An Introduction"] by Gabriele ROSENTHAL introduces the methods of and background to interpretative social research. The author describes the roots of interpretative social research, including the work of the Chicago School, of the early "Verstehende Soziologie" in Germany and Austria, and of grounded theory methodology. ROSENTHAL presents participant observation and narrative interviews as the main methods of interpretative social research. Although she also talks about case reconstruction, qualitative content analysis, and other relevant forms of analysis, the book's focus on biographical research—the author's area of interest—means the overall picture appears incomplete . URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0802216

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Author Biography

Matthias Kötter, Schöttmer-Institut Hamburg
Matthias KÖTTER, Field Manager im Schöttmer-Institut, Hamburg. Studium zunächst von Mathematik und Physik, dann der Soziologie, Politischen Wissenschaft und Psychologie in Kopenhagen und Kiel. Schwerpunkte: Katastrophensoziologie, Politische Soziologie, Prozesssoziologie. Abschluss M.A. 2001 in Kiel.
Published
2008-05-31