Introduction: Qualitative inquiry at a crossroads

Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


In terms of framing, Helen Pluckrose et al. specifically discussed how “Questionable qualitative methodologies such as poetic inquiry and autoethnography were incorporated�? into their fraudulent manuscripts—as if method alone was a disqualifier for scientific inquiry. Authored by Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay, and Peter Boghossian in 2018, the article recounted the authors' efforts to publish 'fake' papers in leading journals in the humanities and social sciences-especially but not limited to those with a cultural studies, identity studies, or critical theory focus. The book also remits the qualitative inquiry at a crossroads. The metaphor of a crossroads highlights the crucial questions about the work that is done, the way in which it is to be done and the conditions under which that work exists is to be revisited. Qualitative Inquiry at a rossroads is divided into three parts such as performative, methodological and political.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQualitative Inquiry at a Crossroads
Subtitle of host publicationPolitical, Performative, and Methodological Reflections
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429616297
ISBN (Print)9780367174385
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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