Situational Analysis creates analytic maps of social processes and relationships identified using grounded theory. Creator of the method, award-winning sociologist Adele E. Clarke and two co-editors show how the method can be, and has been, used in a variety of critical qualitative studies. The book-Updates the basic concepts and methods of situational analysis, a methodology created by Clarke;-Provides five important case studies of its use in a variety of health and educational settings;-Offers reflections from the original researchers on the studies and their impact;-Includes lists of published articles and available websites focused on situational analysis.
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"In one short volume, readers new to situational analysis will be able to understand its theoretical and methodological underpinnings, see how select researchers have put the method to practice, and, moreover, be able to apply the lessons gained to their studies. Situational Analysis in Practice takes the method from its experts and gives it to all qualitative researchers."
--From the Foreword by Kathy Charmaz, author of Constructing Grounded Theory
"Fifty years after the introduction of Grounded Theory, Adele Clarke's already widely taken up Situational Analysis is articulated in this collection of essays, exemplars and reflections. Written by developers and teachers of Situational Analysis, the book puts the method to practice via transdisciplinary elaboration in terms of difference, power, messiness and postmodern instabilities."...
--Patti Lather, Ohio State University, Emerita
"Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory is a history, theory, and how-to book gathered into one neat, accessible package." -- Reflective Teaching, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion