Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Breaking down the quantitative/qualitative divide

Question 1

The natural sciences have often been characterized as being positivist in epistemological orientation. Which of the following has been proposed as an alternative account?

Question 2

How is it argued that qualitative research can have "empiricist overtones"?

Question 3

Why might we say that quantitative researchers also try to study social meanings?

Question 4

Why does Bryman argue that research methods can be seen as relatively "free-floating" or autonomous?

Question 5

Which of the following is not one of the contrasts that has been made to distinguish between quantitative and qualitative research?

Question 6

What does the term "quasi-quantification" refer to?

Question 7

Why is it argued that qualitative research may not really be "naturalistic"?

Question 8

What is "ethnostatistics"?

Question 9

In what way does the thematic analysis of interview data suggest quantification?

Question 10

How does quantification help the qualitative researcher avoid being accused of anecdotalism?

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