Challenging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide: Explorations in Case-focused Causal Analysis

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An exploration of case-focused methods as a means of bridging the quantitative-qualitative divide and the key methodological issues.
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Barry Cooper is Emeritus Professor of Education at Durham University, UK. From 2004-2007, he was co-editor of the British Educational Research Journal.

Judith Glaesser is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Durham University, UK.

Roger Gomm, now retired, was Lecturer in Health and Welfare at the Open University, UK. He has a long experience of ethnographic research in both the UK and internationally, and of bespoke evaluation research.

Martyn Hammersley is Professor of Educational and Social Research at the Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning at The Open University. He has carried out research in the sociology of education and the sociology of the media. However, much of his work has been concerned with the methodological issues surrounding social enquiry. He has written several books, including: Reading Ethnographic Research (1991); What's Wrong with Ethnography? (1992); The Politics of Social Research (1995); Taking Sides in Social Research (1999); Educational Research, Policymaking and Practice (2002), Questioning Qualitative Inquiry (2008), and Methodology, Who Needs It? (2011).
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Publisher
A&C Black
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Published on
Mar 8, 2012
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781441142207
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Education / Research
Social Science / Research
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Annotation "In New Political Religions, or an Analysis of Modern Terrorism, Barry Cooper applies the insights of Eric Voegelin to the phenomenon of modern terrorism. Cooper points out that the chief omission from most contemporary studies of terrorism is an analysis of the "spiritual motivation" that is central to the actions of terrorists today. When spiritual elements are discussed in conventional literature, they are grouped under the opaque term religion. A more conceptually adequate approach is provided by Voegelin's political science and, in particular, by his Shellingian term pneumopathology - a disease of the spirit." "While terrorism has been used throughout the ages as a weapon in political struggles, there is an essential difference between groups who use these tactics for more or less rational political goals and those seeking more apocalyptic ends. Cooper argues that today's terrorists have a spiritual perversity that causes them to place greater significance on killing than on exploiting political grievances. He supports his assertion with an analysis of two groups that share the characteristics of a pneumopathological consciousness - Anum Shinrikyo, the terrorist organization that poisoned thousands of Tokyo subway riders in 1995, and Al-Qaeda, the group behind the infamous 9/11 killings." "In the ongoing conversations among specialists in terrorist studies, as well as the ordinary discourse of citizens in western democracies wishing to understand the world around them, this book will add a distinctive voice."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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