TOŻSAMOŚĆ SPOŁECZNA MIGRANTÓW WAHADŁOWYCH JAKO WYZWANIE BADAWCZE
THE SOCIALIDENTITY OF PENDULAR MIGRANTS AS A RESEARCH CHALLENGETHE SOCIALIDENTITY OF PENDULAR MIGRANTS AS A RESEARCH CHALLENGE
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Researching migrants' social identity is considered by the author as a technically and organizationally complicated undertaking, but foremost as a significant intellectual challenge in both the theoretical and methodological dimensions. The article presents and discusses a number of recommendations concerning engagement in such research. The most important include: grounding the research in middle-range theories; moving beyond methodological nationalism; taking an interdisciplinary approach and a historical and processual perspective; resorting to fieldwork, which flexibly employs so-called soft research techniąues, including observation, which requires a longer stay in the field; applying grounding and triangulation procedures in the process of collecting empirical data.
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