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In this seminar Aksel Tjora will present and invite a discussion on what he has termed a stepwise-deduction inductive (SDI) approach to qualitative research, based on detailed software-supported coding and aimed at conceptual generalisation. Tjora will demonstrate the principles and techniques of the SDI method, as well as the role of software (i.e. HyperRESEARCH).

Aksel Tjora is Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine. His research includes a wide range of themes, such as organisations, public and semi-public spaces, technologies, and health and medicine, always with a special interest in material-social interaction. Tjora has during his studies been especially concerned with developing a stronger basis for qualitative research methods, for instance through a ’stepwise-deductive inductive’ approach. He has also during recent years developed a thrust within social studies of health and medicine in Norway, including publications, annual conferences, and research networks.

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