Rocking Qualitative Social Science: An Irreverent Guide to Rigorous Research (Paperback)

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Unlike other athletes, the rock climber tends to disregard established norms of style and technique, doing whatever she needs to do to get to the next foothold. This figure provides an apt analogy for the scholar at the center of this unique book. In Rocking Qualitative Social Science, Ashley Rubin provides an entertaining treatise, corrective vision, and rigorously informative guidebook for qualitative research methods that have long been dismissed in deference to traditional scientific methods. Recognizing the steep challenges facing many, especially junior, social science scholars who struggle to adapt their research models to narrowly defined notions of right, Rubin argues that properly nourished qualitative research can generate important, creative, and even paradigm-shifting insights. This book is designed to help people conduct good qualitative research, talk about their research, and evaluate other scholars' work. Drawing on her own experiences in research and life, Rubin provides tools for qualitative scholars, synthesizes the best advice, and addresses the ubiquitous problem of anxiety in academia. Ultimately, this book argues that rigorous research can be anything but rigid.

About the Author


Ashley T. Rubin is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781503628236
ISBN-10: 150362823X
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English