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This book provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to situational analysis of qualitative data. Adele E Clarke personally created the situational. Adele E. Clarke – University of California – San Francisco, USA; Carrie Friese – London The Second Edition of Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the . UPCOMING SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP WELCOME to Adele Clarke’s website established to support my book, Situational.

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weeklyan offshoot publication clarek The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: This paper has been reworked in the assiduous addele of the “laboratory social and cultural anthropology of the life-sciences” at the Dept.

The difference must lie in the scope: This is not to say that these maps should remain like this; rather, maps should be done in each phase of the study in order to achieve some theoretical sensitivity over time and make the research process more transparent. When FOUCAULT became interested in the individual’s agency, so CLARKE’s thesis states, he came closer to interactionist thinkers, as anzlysis “have a long tradition of attempting to see the world from the perspectives of all those in the situation, including the underdog s —those with less but never no power” p.

It is more important to note that maps like these not only grasp the range of positions, but also capture what is not articulated; this may then provide a key situaional understanding the nature of the situation.

Figure 2 and 3 are examples from her research. I will conclude with a short discussion on epistemological problems that might occur in the method and—eventually—the main advantages that Addele see when applying situational analysis 1 in research.

Author Bio s Dr. Der methodologische Standort des Symbolischen Interaktionismus.

According to her, maps enable “relational analyses, [are] excellent ‘devices to materialize questions’ […they are] great boundary objects—devices for handling multiplicity, heterogeneity, and messiness in ways that can travel”p. To give an example: There is no such thing as context” p. However, this leads to two different results: Adeele meanings and the actors who produce them should be “mapped in” as they may provide a key to the nature of the field.


“Research/Therapy: A Review of Adele Clarke’s Situational Analysis: Gro” by Daniel P. Wulff

In Donna Haraway Ed. The social worlds framework: Much attention has been given to grounded theory in qualitative research.

This also means that the standard techniques of grounded theory should be applied to her suggested method. What elements ‘make a difference’? This review essay retains the book’s structure by first examining grounded theory’s epistemological background and then CLARKE’s extensions. She emphasises that pragmatist thinking had always done this, but failed to do so explicitly or with methodological reflexivity. The goal of situational maps is to define ontologically different types of elements, both human individuals and collectives and non-human objects, discourses, etc.

Instead of asking what nurses had to say, one should think on how nurses are being re- constructed in that situation, by whom and, conversely, how nurses alter or stabilize other elements. For this she draws on examples from her own work or student projects, i.

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Knowledge production, then, is a relational process that depends on these networks, the means involved in their production, moral and ethical issues, etc. Her suggestion is to construct a model on the nature of the field by using grounded theory in order to later deconstruct it—or at least incorporate heterogeneities, complexities, contradictions, etc. Contradictions abound and positional maps enable us to see the broader situations, as well as specific positions, better. The challenging task to perform this kind of analysis is to appropriately layout the size, locations, intersections of the social worlds within one arena that also means that each map is supposed to look different.

Even though the presentation of CLARKE’s three suggested maps was certainly rudimentary, I hope to have made clear what the essential intention of her project is: An ethnographical situational analysis, then, could be applied in order to demonstrate how each element in the situation is enacted. Volume 1, Issue 6. His specific interest is on telemedical solutions for patients with chronic heart failure. Dogs, people, and significant otherness.


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To take the above mentioned example of CLARKE’s student, whose research project Figure 5 describes, this map helps to contextualise the nurses and define which social worlds cluster around the hospital arena—all on behalf of the patients. If, say, McDonalds was an element in your situation of inquiry, there might be different symbolic meanings clustering around it e. This, again, is retraceable to the pragmatists’ assumption that the way things are done by groups enables us to make claims on collective ways of thinking.

It is especially grounded theory’s attempts to ascertain something CLARKE calls the “basic social process” that prevents it from fully becoming postmodern.

However, while engaging in this analytical exercise, the ontological different elements are sorted into a conservative classification system.

Her rhetoric is auspicious and the offered solution very elegant, however, it is not necessarily congruent with the epistemologies of the thought styles she uses. This might lead to the assumption that I am aedle in the above mentioned situation-context dichotomy.

With this category, situatinal challenged the established group metaphors of sociology at that time as it did not exclusively grasp social classes or institutions, but collective action. In Situational Maps all actors individual or collective and actants elements, bodies, discourses are mapped and then their relationships to each other analysed.

It allows the researcher to make claims on interactions and power-relations and also includes actors that might have other perspectives.