Konferenz

Keynote: Andrea Ploder: Making and appropriating methods. Towards a historical praxeology of qualitative research

18. Februar | 18:30

Keynote: Andrea Ploder (Konstanz): Making and appropriating methods. Towards a historical praxeology of qualitative research

Commentary: Fabian Link (Francfort/Wuppertal)

Methods are rarely made from scratch. More often, they are the result of experimental pilot projects, in which researchers employ practices and ideas from previous fields of study and other areas of their everyday lives. What we encounter as methods in textbooks is a retrospective selection of those practices, described in abstract terms, arranged in a certain timeline, and justified with reference to a specific theoretical foundation. During this process of ‘methodification,’ many epistemically productive practices get black-boxed. Once formulated, methods can inform and guide future research practice, but their abstract character leaves a number of practical gaps. The re-translation of methods to practice creates a space for creative, critical, and resistive appropriation, for interpretation, transformation, and excess. In this lecture, I will discuss the dynamics of making and appropriating methods and relate them to some general challenges for a historical praxeology of qualitative research.

Kontakt

Léa Renard
renard  ( at )  cmb.hu-berlin.de

Ort

Salle Germaine Tillion
Centre Marc Bloch
Friedrichstrasse 191
10117 Berlin