Conference Report: Readings of Qualitative Research – Methods Workshop

Lisa Pfahl, Boris Traue


At the workshop, the relationship of poststructuralist and postmodernist social theory to the theoretical and methodological positions of interpretive sociology were discussed. A number of presentations contributed methodological reflections from biographical research and (Foucauldian) discourse analysis; others discussed results of the application of discourse analysis and deconstruction in empirical research. All in all, it seems that (German) biographical researchers have partly recognized and incorporated deconstructionist critique into their enquiries. The workshop has shown there is still a need for reflection on how poststructuralist strategies can inform empirical projects on a practical level. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0402158


qualitative research; biographical research; discourse analysis; deconstruction; methodology of interpretive social science


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