Welcome to the section of Sociological Methodology of Qualitative Reconstructive Research
The Section of Sociological Methodology of Qualitative Reconstructive Research
represents empirical research methods in sociology, especially qualitative methods and methodologies. Its origins can be located in the early history of the Chicago School, the Hull House, one of the first social work research centers. It was founded in 1889 with the aim of linking research findings to practical social work and social policy reform. The empirical research approaches currently attributed to the Chicago School tradition had their beginnings at Hull House. They can be characterized by intensive field studies and the close linkage of empiricism and theory. The Section of Sociological Methodology of Qualitative Reconstructive Research draws upon these concepts in order to conduct sociological research on violence.