Applying critical realism in qualitative research: methodology meets method

@article{Fletcher2017ApplyingCR,
  title={Applying critical realism in qualitative research: methodology meets method},
  author={Amber J Fletcher},
  journal={International Journal of Social Research Methodology},
  year={2017},
  volume={20},
  pages={181 - 194}
}
  • Amber J Fletcher
  • Published 4 March 2017
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Abstract Critical realism (CR) is a useful philosophical framework for social science; however, little guidance is available on which precise methods – including methods of data collection, coding, and analysis – are best suited to applied CR research. This article provides a concrete example of applied qualitative research using CR as a philosophical and methodological framework. Drawing examples from a study of Canadian farm women’s experiences with agricultural policy, I suggest a flexible… Expand
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