We have unfolded our stories of the research experiences we have gained during a concrete empirical study of democratic network governance relating to EU-based labour market policy. Our aim was to enhance awareness and reflexivity in the research process in order to improve future full-scale studies of democratic network governance. In particular, we wanted to illustrate potentials and problems when applying a whole range of research techniques to a study of network governance. We have used expert reports, documentary interpretation, qualitative interviews, diaries, observation, focus groups interviews and quantitative social network analysis.
KeywordsResearch Process Qualitative Interview Research Technique Institutional Context Focus Group Interview
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