TITLE

Paul Willis and the Scientific Imperative: An Evaluation of Learning to Labour

AUTHOR(S)
Bessett, Danielle; Gualtieri, Kate
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
Qualitative Sociology;Mar2002, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article evaluates the methodological philosophy and strategy of Paul Willis's classic, Learning to Labour . We use King, Keohane, and Verba's Designing Social Inquiry as a litmus test, showing how Willis's work meets, diverges from, and innovatively reconstructs “good social science research.” Drawing from Learning to Labour and Willis's writings on methodological issues, as well as key texts on the science of sociology, this article evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of a reflexive method and the potential this method holds for qualitative work in sociology.
ACCESSION #
11302761

 

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