‘Qualitative methodology and interactionism’: The use of qualitative methods within sociology and related disciplines has undergone a substantial development over the last ten years. Flows such as constructivism and interactionism that describe reality and meaning as social constructions, present the researcher with new challenges. New questions arise: How does the interviewer influence the responses s/he receives? What options and limits pertain to the interactionist perspective on observational studies? What consequences are there if a document is not perceived as anything “in its own right”, but only has an implication when it enters a social situation? ‘Qualitative methodology and interactionism’ examines what it means when the researchers themselves become co-participants in the production of meaning and the reality to be described is no longer a stable phenomenon. The anthology is directed towards students and teachers at universities and other institutions of higher education.  

The book has been published in five editions.