Integrating reflexivity into livelihoods research

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Much development research is not explicit about its methodology or philosophical foundations. Based on the extended case method of Burawoy and the philosophy of critical realism, this article discusses a methodological approach for reflexive livelihoods research that overcomes the unproductive social science dualism of positivism and social constructivism. The approach is linked to a livelihoods framework, and a sequence of research methods that can be iterated in light of research questions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-231
Number of pages21
JournalProgress in Development Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010

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