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Rautio, P. (2021). Post-Qualitative Inquiry: Four Balancing Acts in Crafting Alternative Stories to Live By. Qualitative Inquiry, 27(2), 228–230.

Post-qualitative inquiry : four balancing acts in crafting alternative stories to live by

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Author: Rautio, Pauliina1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: SAGE Publications, 2021
Publish Date: 2023-04-17


Post-qualitative inquiry can be seen to challenge—not fix—at least four elements of what Elizabeth St. Pierre calls conventional humanist qualitative inquiry: the nature of data, the role of methods, the quest for increasing clarity, and the idea of an individual “voice.” In conducting post-qualitative research rather than offering replacements for these or completely renouncing them, I outline four key balancing acts. Unless understood as continuous acts of balancing, post-qualitative inquiry runs a risk of being identified as yet another isolated fortress of righteousness.

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Series: Qualitative inquiry
ISSN: 1077-8004
ISSN-E: 1552-7565
ISSN-L: 1077-8004
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
Pages: 228 - 230
DOI: 10.1177/1077800420933297
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
Copyright information: © The Author(s) 2020.