Going out on a limb: Postermodernism and multiple method research

Fielding, N. (2009) Going out on a limb: Postermodernism and multiple method research. Current Sociology, 57 (3). pp. 427-447.

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Abstract

The article argues that `moderate postmodernism' can in certain respects be reconciled with a methodological practice, triangulation, that is based on mainstream methodological foundations. A connection is made between moderate postmodernism and triangulation's orientation to multiple methods. The evolution of social science approaches to triangulation towards a position less concerned with convergent validation and more concerned with using multiple methods to create greater analytic density and conceptual richness facilitates a conciliation between postmodernism and triangulation. The argument is illustrated by contemporary empirical examples.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:multiple method research • postmodernism and methodology • triangulation
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.24 Frameworks for Research and Research Designs (other)
ID Code:975
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Deposited On:14 May 2010 15:29
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