A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in the ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM): Research Methods in Practice



Greiffenhagen, C, Mair, Michael ORCID: 0000-0003-0929-5426 and Sharrock, WW
(2010) A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in the ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM): Research Methods in Practice. [Report]

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Abstract

Within the social sciences, ‘qualitative’ and ‘quantitative’ approaches are commonly differentiated in terms of official statements of their respective methods. The goal of this project was to investigate how these differences play out in practice. Although the two chosen Nodes, BIAS and Realities, could not be said to be entirely typical of either quantitative or qualitative approaches, they take avowedly different methodological stances and therefore served as case studies to consider both similarities and differences in their methodological practices. The project was thus a largely unprecedented attempt to examine social science’s own research practices sociologically.

Item Type: Report
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 08:50
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2005057

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