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Interpretive Research Design by Dvora Yanow, Peregrine Schwartz-Shea

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THE RHYTHMS OF INTERPRETIVE RESEARCH II

Understanding and Generating Evidence

Having thought through the locations in which and the actors or texts among whom or which he will search for evidence to address his research question, what sort of evidence should an interpretive researcher look for? What is its ontological status, and how does he indicate in the research design what he will be seeking? We continue here with the rhythms of interpretive research, making a second pass at matters of accessing settings and actors, researcher role, degrees of participation, and positionality within the setting, but now engaging another level in our hermeneutic–phenomenological circle-spiral.

Much as “empirical” has at times been understood (and perhaps ...

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