After Method: Mess in Social Science Research

TitleAfter Method: Mess in Social Science Research
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsLaw, John
AbstractJohn Law argues that methods don't just describe social realities but are also involved in creating them. The implications of this argument are highly significant. If this is the case, methods are always political, and it raises the question of what kinds of social realities we want to create. Most current methods look for clarity and precision. It is usually said that only poor research produces messy findings, and the idea that things in the world might be fluid, elusive, or multiple is unthin
Short TitleAfter Method