Analyzing through Resonant Experience - Becoming the one to understand the other

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As the post-qualitative research argument intensifies (St. Pierre, 2011), critiquing data-reliant methods of analysis (Brinkmann, 2014; Jackson & St. Pierre, 2014), we draw on insights from G. H. Mead’s Philosophy of the Present (1932) to describe our situated experience of doing analysis in instances of listening to audio recorded case study material (Revsbæk & Tanggaard, 2015). Iterating the practice of ‘analyzing in the present’ (Ibid.), I take an (auto-)biographic approach to analyzing case study material, drawing on resonant experience of my own to understand that expressed by the (case study) other. The paper presents a case of being newcomer (to research communities) researching newcomer innovation (of others) (Revsbaek, 2014). Suggesting that researcher’s resonant experience is an issue of research validity raises the question of researcher qualifications not only being about academic merits, but also about resonant life experience and the discipline of becoming the one to understand the other.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: Qualitative Inquiry in Neoliberal Times - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, United States
Duration: 18. May 201621. May 2016
Conference number: 12


Conference12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
LocationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CountryUnited States

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