By Dvora Yanow
This booklet demonstrates the relevance, rigor, and creativity of interpretive study methodologies for political technology and its a variety of sub-fields. Designed to be used in a direction on interpretive study tools, or as a moment textual content in a path during which the teacher seeks a stability among positivist and interpretive methods, the booklet situates tools questions in the context of broader methodological questions - particularly, the nature of social realities and their ''know-ability.'' highly transparent and well-written chapters supply attractive discussions of the tools of having access to, producing, and reading social technology info, utilizing equipment starting from reflexive old research to serious ethnography. Reflecting on their lonesome learn stories, the specialist participants provide an within, utilized viewpoint on how issues, proof, and techniques intertwine to provide wisdom within the social sciences.
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Categories reflect continent of (ancestral) origin (Yanow 2003b). These collective understandings provide the backdrop for individuals’ constructions of their own meanings; individual subjectivity, in other words—the contents of individual consciousness (or mind)—is embedded within social practices and collective presuppositions. Verstehen denotes the intentional ferreting out by another person of that mental framework—the framework that “stands under” the individual’s actions. ” It generates explanation that is context specific, rather than a set of generalized predictive laws.
Understanding is not possible from a position entirely outside of the focus of analysis: Prior knowledge is a mediating factor in sense making. This, in turn, is itself implicitly an argument against the understanding of objectivity posited by quantitative methods informed by methodological positivism (see chapter 4). Other interpretive philosophers, such as Rickert, argued further that human values (themselves not sense-based), and not just “sense data,” were the appropriate focus of a meaning-oriented social science.
Sense making—interpretation—with respect to a specific event or experience is done through retroactive reflection on that event or experience informed by prior knowledge. ” The point holds, as well, for social scientists with respect to their subjects of study. , Hartsock 1987, Hawkesworth 1989). The implication of this argument is not only that universal or cross-case laws are not possible in the same way in which positivist laws claim generalizability (see Adcock’s discussion, chapter 3, this volume) but also that social “reality” may be construed differently by different people: The social world we inhabit and experience is potentially a world of multiple realities, multiple interpretations.