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Scientific board: • Svend Brinkmann, Aalborg University, Denmark • Juliano Casimiro de Camargo Sampaio, Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Brazil • Alba-Lucy Guerrero, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia • Robert Innis, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA • Azilah Kasim, College of Law, Governance and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia • Musau Muhammad, Kenyatta University, Kenya • Chetna Priyadarshini, IBS Hyderabad IFHE University, India • Alberto Rosa, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain • Jaan Valsiner, Aalborg University, Denmark
The series’ goal is to valorize innovative forms of doing and theorizing qualitative research (in psychology, sociology, anthropology, developmental sciences, educational studies, philosophy, etc.) that fruitfully interact with humanities and different forms of art.
It mainly promotes young and innovative researchers worldwide, particularly focusing on new edge and groundbreaking qualitative studies coming from the new emerging scholars of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Besides, the series also publishes books about “forgotten” or “overlooked” methods and constructs in the history of qualitative social sciences.
“Innovations in qualitative research” promotes new and original ways of doing qualitative research, beyond disciplinary boundaries. The core vision is:
• every product of human experience is a legitimate object of investigation. There is an implicit axiom that “data” must be produced here and now, as they are the result of a contingent stimulation or a negotiation and co-costruction with the researcher. This series will cover the original use of any kind of qualitative data (from interviews to theater, from novels to painting and blogs) as legitimate "datum".
• the creative nature of qualitative research is more important than the quest for its standardization in gaining new knowledge on human beings. The book series will valorize qualitative science as art. Art is indeed not just free-flowing creativity, it has a method. As any other human activity it is constrained and socially guided production of meaning. Yet this methodical improvisation seems to be able to grasp and represent the totality, immediacy and profundity of human experience. What can social sciences learn from this unexcelled way of exploring the infinity of psyche?
• the craftsmanship of qualitative researcher implies often a carving methodology and tools. Thus methodology is not just the slavish application of standard procedures (though in research practices they are only formally literally followed). Both art and science are explorations, revelations and representations toward advancing human understanding. The books are addressed to scholars and instructors in human and social sciences, have an agile format (about 150 pages in English) and are conceived as tools for promoting new ideas, including both innovative theories and original methods.