Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory

Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory

By: Carrie Friese (editor), Rachel Washburn (editor), Adele E. Clarke (editor), Kathy C. Charmaz (foreword_author)Paperback

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Situational Analysis creates analytic maps of social processes and relationships identified using grounded theory. Creator of the method, award-winning sociologist Adele E. Clarke and two co-editors show how the method can be, and has been, used in a variety of critical qualitative studies. The book-Updates the basic concepts and methods of situational analysis, a methodology created by Clarke;-Provides five important case studies of its use in a variety of health and educational settings;-Offers reflections from the original researchers on the studies and their impact;-Includes lists of published articles and available websites focused on situational analysis.

About Author

Adele E. Clarke is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Adjunct Professor Emerita of History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. Trained by Anselm Strauss, she has been using and teaching grounded theory since 1980. She is author of Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory after the Postmodern Turn (Sage, 2005) which won the Charles Horton Cooley Award for a distinguished book. Clarke also received the Bernal Prize for Outstanding Contributions from the Society for Social Studies of Science and the 2015 Reeder Award for Distinguished Contributions to Medical Sociology from the Medical Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. Carrie Friese is Associate Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Her initial research focused on assisted reproductive technologies for humans and endangered species including the development of interspecies nuclear transfer (aka cloning) for species preservation in zoos. Her book Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity and the Future of Endangered Animals (NYU Press) appeared in 2013. Friese's new ethnographic research project explores animal husbandry and care in scientific knowledge production including transnational comparisons of care practices and their regulation. She has used situational analysis across these research projects, and has given talks and taught courses on the method across Europe. Rachel Washburn is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, USA. She has used situational analysis in her doctoral research on the history and contemporary politics of human biomonitoring and subsequent articles on the same topic. Her dissertation, Measuring the Chemicals Within: The Social Terrain of Human Biomonitoring in the United States , was awarded the Anselm Strauss Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2009. She has given talks and workshops on Situational Analysis at universities in the United States and Canada.


Foreword by Kathy Charmaz Acknowledgements Part I: Introducing Situational Analysis Chapter 1: Introducing Situational Analysis Situational Analysis Strategies Distinctive Strengths and Contributions of Situational Analysis Using Situational Analysis SA in General Qualitative Inquiry SA in Participatory Action Research and in Policy Research SA in Feminist and Other Critical Qualitative Research Situating Situational Analysis as an Interpretive Qualitative Method Early 20th Century The Modernist Phase The Interpretive Turn Feminist, Critical and Other Critiques and Responses Poststructuralisms and Their Reception From Grounded Theory to Grounded Theories The 21st Century The Emergence of Situational Analysis Issues Confronting SA Today Overview of the Book Part II: Situational Analysis as a Method Chapter 2: From Grounded Theory to Situational Analysis: What's New? Why? How?, Adele E. Clarke Chapter 3: Feminisms, Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis, Adele E. Clarke Chapter 4: Building Emergent Situated Knowledges in Participatory Action Research, Bill Genat Part III: Exemplars of Research Chapter 5: Situating Knowledge, Jennifer Ruth Foskett Chapter 6: Using Situational Analysis for Critical Qualitative Research Purposes, Michelle S. Perez and Gaile S. Cannella Reflections on Using Situational Analysis for Critical Qualitative Research Purposes Chapter 7: Rethinking the Disclosure Debates: A Situational Analysis of the Multiple Meanings of Human Biomonitoring Data, Rachel Washburn Reflections on Rethinking the Disclosure Debates Chapter 8: Governing Through (In)Security: A Critical Analysis of a Fear-Based Public Health Campaign, Marilou Gagnon, Jean Daniel Jacob & Dave Holmes Reflection: Allowing Mute Evidence to be Heard: Using Situational Analysis to Deconstruct a Public Health Campaign Chapter 9: Leveraging the "Living Laboratory": On the Emergence of the Entrepreneurial Hospital, Martin French and Fiona Alice Miller Reflection: Mapping Maps: Situating Oncology Asset Maps in the Representational Process Appendix A. Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis Websites Appendix B. Selected Exemplars of Situational Analysis by Discipline Appendix C. Selected Exemplars of Situational Analysis by Mapping Emphasis Index About the Authors

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  • ISBN13: 9781629581071
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 347
  • ID: 9781629581071
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 1629581070

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