Some brief notes on the “unfinished business” of qualitative inquiry

Some brief notes on the “unfinished business” of qualitative inquiry The paper argues that there are a variety of ”implicit” issues in qualitative inquiry that need to be addressed if the area is to develop in some “normal science” sense. This “unfinished business” is concerned with a deeper investigation of basic terms that are now simply taken for granted, such as “theme” and “pattern”. It also includes the need to develop “rules” which will assist in making and justifying how qualitative interpretations are made from the implicit processes of inference. Specific suggestions are made for accomplishing these issues. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Some brief notes on the “unfinished business” of qualitative inquiry

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1004234404801
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Abstract

The paper argues that there are a variety of ”implicit” issues in qualitative inquiry that need to be addressed if the area is to develop in some “normal science” sense. This “unfinished business” is concerned with a deeper investigation of basic terms that are now simply taken for granted, such as “theme” and “pattern”. It also includes the need to develop “rules” which will assist in making and justifying how qualitative interpretations are made from the implicit processes of inference. Specific suggestions are made for accomplishing these issues.

Journal

Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2004

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