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Comparing ‘deep’ insider knowledge: developing analytical strategies for cross-national qualitative studies
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0497-063X
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology, ISSN 1364-5579, E-ISSN 1464-5300Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

One overarching question in scholarly methodological discussions on qualitative comparative approaches concerns how it is possible to compare and generalise deep insider knowledge across (nationally) specific contexts. The aim of this article is to propose a research strategy that both facilitates the comparison and theorisation of such knowledge across nations and limits the risks of reproducing naturalised national ‘truths’. The strategy is developed within a feminist, cross-national, qualitative comparative analysis of how European countries addressed military deaths in connection with the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. The article underlines the importance of collective analytical work and of strategies that allow continuous movement between insider and outsider positions throughout the research process. A number of analytical strategies are presented: collective project design, alternating between analytical closeness and distance, and de-familiarising writing practices.

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2019.
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Cross-national research, qualitative comparison, insider knowledge, methodological nationalism, feminist methodology
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Political Science Gender Studies
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-173388DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2019.1669927ISI: 000487336200001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-173388DiVA, id: diva2:1353513
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Swedish Research Council, E0122801Available from: 2019-09-23 Created: 2019-09-23 Last updated: 2019-10-14

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