Sociology of Qualitative Methods

What role do methods play for the way we conduct our research? How do they shape and bring about the things that we study? How do we decide what is a ‘method’ and what is not?

The project draws on current debates in science studies and the sociology of scientific knowledge that are interested in knowledge practices in the social sciences.

My work in this project has two foci: Practices of qualitative inquiry, i.e., the daily routines of developing, applying, and modifying qualitative methods, and the nexus of methods and power, i.e., the way power relations are built into and reproduced by sociological methods and methodologies.