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After Method: Mess in Social Science Research
by John Law
'Research Methods': a compulsory course, loved by some but hated by many! This stimulating book is about what went wrong with 'research methods'. Its controversial argument is radical, and at times, even revolutionary. John Law argues that methods don't just describe social realities but are also involved in creating them. The implications of this argument are highly signi ...more
Published August 12th 2004 by Routledge
(first published August 1st 2004)
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Law introduces the concept of methodological assemblage, by making two clear and undeniable propositions. He states that methodological tools help to enact/create the realities that they depict. A simple point that admittedly is drummed home in case study after case study in this text. Despite this irksome repetition, it is a point worth making and one that is largely minimised by researchers, who still maintain an objective/subjective dichotomy when it comes to data. Methodological tools are no ...more