This book provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to situational analysis of qualitative data. Adele E Clarke personally created the situational. Adele E. Clarke – University of California – San Francisco, USA; Carrie Friese – London The Second Edition of Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the . UPCOMING SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP WELCOME to Adele Clarke’s website established to support my book, Situational.

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All readings are temporary, partial, provisional, and perspectival—themselves situated historically and geographically. Astonishingly, situational analysis published inhas not gained much attention in Germany. Volume 9No. The production of this dirty and messy map is more or less a brainstorming exercise: This possibly allows the researcher “to articulate doubts and complexities where heretofore things had appeared ‘unnaturally’ pat, sure, and simple” CLARKE, p.

What elements ‘make a difference’? Even though the presentation of CLARKE’s three suggested maps was certainly rudimentary, I hope to have made clear what the essential intention of her project is: This also means that the standard techniques of grounded theory should be applied to her suggested method. Of course, there is more than one postmodern project going on in current social sciences; however, CLARKE assumes that gender, postcolonial, disability and science studies etc.

With situational analysis, Adele CLARKE delivers both a methodology and a method that would push grounded theory around the postmodern turn. It is more important to note that maps like these not only grasp the range of positions, but also capture what is not articulated; this may then provide a key to understanding the nature of the situation. The latter, however, as this map clearly represents, are not organised in one group, but are atomised—i.

The goal of situational maps is to define ontologically different types of elements, both human individuals and collectives and non-human objects, discourses, etc. Situations defined as real are real in their consequences. Objectivist and constructivist methods.


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Making a Mess with Situational Analysis?

Positional Maps are designed to grasp the sites of the stated and, more importantly, adlee non-stated positions taken in the field. Analysiss might lead to the assumption that I am engaging in the above mentioned situation-context dichotomy.

According to CLARKE, these ordered maps are tools to keep a general conspectus over the elements; it is not meant to overcome the messiness, but is instead used for practical reasons. What are their properties? Dogs, people, and significant otherness.

Situational Analysis

The companion species manifesto: Der methodologische Standort des Symbolischen Interaktionismus. As stated above, Situahional innovation was to expand symbolic interactionism from focussing micro-events to also analysing its conditions.

For the purpose of this essay, however, it is important to know that CLARKE is explicitly following the STRAUSSian vision, because this strategy, so her argument goes, is the one that because of its roots in pragmatism has always looked around the postmodern turn in the road.

So far, it should have become clear that situational maps are the ones that grasp situuational elements present in the situation and that these should be mapped in a rough and dirty way in order to represent the field’s messiness. Discursive construction of nonhuman actants.

His specific interest is on telemedical solutions for patients with chronic heart failure. In further analysis, it may also become clear that some groups or individuals do not only stand for one position, but, on the contrary, they contradict themselves by taking in two or more point of views.

The latter packed society into the four A-G-I-L boxes. This, again, is retraceable to the pragmatists’ assumption that the way things are done by groups enables us to make claims on collective ways of thinking. He delivers the first “new root” to grounded theory.

What are adelee perspectives and what do they hope to achieve through their collective action? The classification system for an ordered version of situational maps [ 15 sitational. Her suggestion is to construct a model on the nature of the field by using grounded theory in order to later deconstruct it—or at least incorporate heterogeneities, complexities, contradictions, etc.


There is no such thing as context” p. The following five chapters are more practical, explaining how to create the three kinds of maps, especially in the last three chapters: I will go into this point in more detail below.

Situational Analysis

Abstract Situational Analysis presents an iteration of Grounded Theory that incorporates the construction of a series of illustrative maps, conceptualizes situatiobal situation as inclusive of what usually has been considered context, and explicitly and systematically includes missing or otherwise silenced data.

What is my point? Her rhetoric is auspicious and the offered solution very elegant, however, it is not necessarily congruent with the epistemologies of the thought styles she uses. This is not to say that these maps should remain like this; rather, maps should be done in each phase of the study in order to achieve some theoretical sensitivity over time and make the research process more transparent.

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately, you may Download the file to your hard drive. While postmodernism might, indeed, be more than how CLARKE defines it, she delivers a good instrument to make mess with method. However, while engaging in this analytical exercise, the ontological different elements are sorted into a conservative classification system. I will snalysis with a short discussion on epistemological problems that might occur in the method and—eventually—the main advantages that I see when applying situational analysis 1 in research.

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