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Qualitative inquiry and the politics of evidence

Denzin, Norman K.

Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press c2008

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  • Title:
    Qualitative inquiry and the politics of evidence
  • Author: Denzin, Norman K.; Giardina, Michael D., 1976-
  • Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press
  • Creation Date: c2008
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (354 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Qualitative research; Evidence
  • Description: What is evidence in qualitative inquiry and how is it evaluated? What is true or false in research is strongly influenced by socially defined criteria and by the politics of academia. In providing an alternative to conservative science, qualitative researchers are often victimized by these politics. The use of qualitative evidence within the policy arena is also subject to social and political factors. Within qualitative inquiry itself, evidence is defined differently in different discourses-law, medicine, history, cultural, or performance studies. The interdisciplinary, international gr
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: Contents; Introduction: The Elephant in the Living Room, OR Advancing the Conversation about the Politics of Evidence; Section I: Policy Intentions; Section II: Theoretical and Methodological Interruptions; Section III: Performative Interventions; Coda; Index; About the Authors
  • OCLC Number: 712015694
  • Identifier: ISBN1-315-42140-2;ISBN1-315-42141-0;ISBN1-59874-734-7