Wither Qualitative/Quantitative?: Grounds for Methodological Convergence

Wither Qualitative/Quantitative?: Grounds for Methodological Convergence The qualitative quantitative issue has been given attention in sociological scholarship for decades. Upon theoretical examination of the basis of separations, the commonly used criteria of subjectivity versus objectivity, systematization, quantification and generalization, do not separate. This suggests that the impetus for the qualitative/quantitative issue is more political than intellectual owing to several factors in the practice of sociology: diverse intellectual heritages, the domination of quantitative sociologists in teaching methods and writing methods text books, the proliferation of computer technology in the past 20 years, and separation of theory and method. Advancing sociological methods means transcending the quantitative/qualitative issue and moving on to consider issues like science, validity, causality and multiverse. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Wither Qualitative/Quantitative?: Grounds for Methodological Convergence

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright © 2006 by Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
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