How many authors haven’t I read that write about qualitative research in a defensive, almost apologetic tone? Many, and to my relief Svend Brinkmann wasn’t one of them in his presentation of a complete toolbox for the researcher of everyday life. In our Campus Orleon philosophy learning to become a (better) researcher is captured in a constant active reminder of five questions:
1. what is available for you?
2. what do you want to achieve?
3. what can you do?
4. what do you do?
5. who are you?