Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
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Jane Gray
2019
February
Przegląd Socjologii Jakościowej
Explaining Macro-Social Change with Archived Data: Reading against the Grain
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15
1
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This article examines some of the opportunities and challenges associated with using archived quali-tative data to explain macro-social change through a biographical lens. Using examples from a recent research project on family change in Ireland, I show how working across qualitative datasets provid-ed opportunities for generating new explanations of social change by ‘reading against the grain’ of established social science narratives and tracing innovation in social practices. I also discuss some of the methodological challenges associated with working across datasets and how we addressed them in the study.
1733-8069
http://www.qualitativesociologyreview.org/PL/Volume45/PSJ_15_1.pdf
http://dx.doi.org/10.18778/1733-8069.15.1.02
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