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This book provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to situational analysis of qualitative data. Adele E Clarke personally created the situational analysis approach, no other book currently deals with it. She carefully situates herself and the situational analysis approach vis-a-vis other current approaches to grounded theory (specifically) and to qualitative data analysis (more generally). Situational analysis is unique in that it both uses and extends grounded theory; it employs established coding and memoing strategies, while extending the method to include three new kinds of maps and analyses of the situation focused upon in one's research. This is also the first publication about using grounded theory with historical, visual, and discursive materials.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761930563
ISBN-10: 0761930566
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Adele E. Clarke

Adele E. Clarke (MA, PhD) is professor emerita of sociology and history of health sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, where she also completed her PhD with Anselm Strauss. She has used and taught grounded theory since 1980, and developed situational analysis as an extension. Her book Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory after the Postmodern Turn (Sage, 2005) won the Cooley Distinguished Book Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Her research has centered on social, cultural, and historical studies of science, technology, and medicine with emphases on biomedicalization and technologies for women. Her book Disciplining Reproduction: Modernity, American Life Sciences and the "Problem of Sex" won the Basker Award, Society for Medical Anthropology, and the Fleck Award, Society for Social Studies of Science. Clarke received the 2013 Bernal Prize for Outstanding Contributions from the Society for Social Studies of Science and the 2015 Reeder Award for Distinguished Contributions to Medical Sociology. Her current projects focus on the politics of reproduction and qualitative research methods.

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