We may not have been able to agree on the answers but what we hope we have been able to do is to make clear some of the questions that must be addressed when setting out on a research project. The approaches that have been elaborated here are not hermetically sealed from each other-we proved that by at least being able to have a debate across their boundaries. But they are coherent and distinctive packages which run the gamut from the design of the research question, the choice of methodology, the selection of data to the very categories and concepts which can validly be used. It is not therefore possible to be unthinkingly eclectic. Intensive research really is completely different from extensive research, for instance, and it is essential to know which approach you intend to use. They feed into each other but effort is needed to make them genuinely complementary.