Methodological practicalities in analytical generalization

Bente Halkier

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    In this article, I argue that the existing literature on qualitative methodologies tend to discuss analytical generalization at a relatively abstract and general theoretical level. It is, however, not particularly straightforward to “translate” such abstract epistemological principles into more operative methodological strategies for producing analytical generalizations in research practices. Thus, the aim of the article is to contribute to the discussions among qualitatively working researchers about generalizing by way of exemplifying some of the methodological practicalities in analytical generalization. Theoretically, the argumentation in the article is based on practice theory. The main part of the article describes three different examples of ways of generalizing on the basis of the same qualitative data material. There is a particular focus on describing the methodological strategies and processes in producing the three different ways of generalizing: ideal typologizing, category zooming, and positioning.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftQualitative Inquiry
    Vol/bind17
    Udgave nummer9
    Sider (fra-til)787-797
    ISSN1077-8004
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2011

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    Halkier, Bente. / Methodological practicalities in analytical generalization. I: Qualitative Inquiry. 2011 ; Bind 17, Nr. 9. s. 787-797 .
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