TITLE

A Hockey Night in Canada: An Imagined Conversation between Theorists

AUTHOR(S)
Fogel, Curtis
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Qualitative Report;May2010, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p658
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper, various methodological issues surrounding the sociological study of sport are explored. Through an imagined dialogue between two graduate students at a hockey game, this work brings together three divergent approaches to social enquiry: Positivist Grounded Theory, Constructivist Grounded Theory, and Actor-Network Theory. This paper challenges conventional writing on method in two ways: (a) assembling three divergent approaches within a single work, and (b) employing a scripted narrative as a means of exploring methodological issues. Through this innovative approach, many of the overlaps and tensions between these theories/methods are captured. In so doing, numerous methodological questions about the sociological study of sport, as well social science research more generally are raised.
ACCESSION #
67407864

 

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