Relates debates in postmodernism directly to current thinking and practice in both qualitative and quantitative research.
This groundbreaking book explores the implications of postmodernist ideas within the research context. The text relates debates in postmodernism directly to current thinking and practice in both qualitative and quantitative research. The engaging book is split into two parts:
Part One offers a critical discussion of recent philosophical debates and emerging trends within the field of postmodernism, while Part Two breaks down the research process into its constituent parts and reflects on the changing aspects of postmodern thought and their implications for the researcher.
This timely and thought-provoking textbook will engage directly with the relationship between postmodern theory within a research context. The book's practical approach is strengthened by the inclusion of student friendly features, including a glossary and a number of illustrative examples and case studies. Its interdisciplinary approach means it will be invaluable reading for postgraduate students and researchers across the social sciences.
PART ONE: PHILOSOPHICAL CHANGES
Modernity to Modernism
Postmodernity and Postmodernism
Structuralism and Poststructuralism
PART TWO: THE IMPACT OF POSTMODERNISM, POSTSTRUCTURALISM, COMPLEXITY AND CHAOS ON SOCIAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
The Position of the Researcher
The Researcher, the Research Participants and the Reader
Data Presentation and Re-presentation
A Postmodern Piece of Research
Continuums and Continuities