Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Research:
Is There A Paradigmatic Difference Between Them?
By Katrin Niglas
Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Lahti, Finland 22-25 September 1999
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The Sociological Perspective
Sociology is the systematic study of human society. At the heart of the discipline is a distinctive point of view called the “sociological perspective,” which involves a special kind of “vision”:
A. Seeing the general in the particular
The sociological perspective helps...
The Evolution Of Meta-TheoreticalApproaches
The Effect Of Meta-Theory On Social Change
The Ontological And Epistemological Implications Of Meta-Theory
Positivism Interpretivism Conflict theory
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Research Methodology And Approaches To Social Change
there is no agreement concerning the underlying theoretical dimensions nor the methodological approach to be employed. In response, many strategists have advocated increased integration of theories within the strategy field.
2 Rethinking Strategy What is needed is a greater emphasis on integration...
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I. The Sociological Perspective Sociology is the systematic study of human society. At the heart of the discipline is a distinctive point of view called the “sociological perspective,”...
of debates in past decades.
This paper aims at delineating the most relevant aspects of the methodological and theoretical controversy regarding the topic “conflict”, as well as giving an idea about what the debate so far has been all about. After a first examination of the theories and systematisation...
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After Katrina: A Second Generation of Books
(1) The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe , by David
L. Brunsma, David Overfelt, and J. Steven Picou, eds. Rowman & Littlefield,
development and its main features. It also focuses on some epistemological and
methodological issues. The aim is to put the more pragmatic and practical sections in the book into a theoretical and methodological context.
Qualitative research is a form of social inquiry that focuses on the way people
Abstract: The article describes an approach of systematic, rule guided qualitative text analysis, which tries to preserve some methodological strengths of quantitative content analysis and widen them to a concept of qualitative procedure.
First the development of content analysis is delineated and...
positivism in international
relations than in other areas of political science and that there was both more opposition to
positivism and more methodological and epistemological openness in international relations
than in political science generally. The article outlines the current state of the field...
Taking Two Of The TheoreticalApproaches To Social Research Discussed In The Module, Demonstrate The Connections Between Their Ontological, Epistemological And Methodological Assumptions. Which Method Or Methods Would Proponents Of Each Theory Favour As A Result Of Their...
to attend college.
Point out what the approach of a sociologist who is influenced by the structural-functional approach (say, Emile Durkheim) has in common with the approach of a sociologist influenced by the social-conflict approach (say, Karl Marx). That is, what makes them both sociological? At...
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What is Good Qualitative Research?: A First Step towards a Comprehensive Approach to Judging Rigour/Quality
Jane Meyrick J Health Psychol 2006 11: 799 DOI: 10.1177/1359105306066643 The online version of this article can be found at: http://hpq...
and progress in theology [Studies No. 5] Frost, M; Vale, P & Weiner, D (eds). 1989. International relations: A debate on methodology Nel, P. 1989. Approaches to Soviet politics Mouton, J & Joubert, D (eds). 1990. Knowledge and method in the human sciences
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Abstract This paper puts forth the somewhat controversial position that what is needed to improve project management in practice is not more research on what should be done or the frequency and/or use of traditional project management practices. We argue that while...
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one person asking questions of someone else. (Jacob 1984: 43)
This chapter introduces the ﬁeld of secondary data analysis. It begins by considering what it is that we mean by secondary data analysis, before describing the type of data that might lend itself to secondary analysis and the ways in which...
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accomplish legitimate, objective conclusions through rigorous formulations and observation. Behavioral sciences could be categorized into three main forms psychology, sociology and anthropology. Insights from several pure disciplines across behavioural sciences are explored by various applied disciplines and...
TheoreticalApproaches to Employment and Industrial Relations: A Comparison of Subsisting Orthodoxies
of Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, University of Lagos, 2Department of Accounting, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Christopher Odogwu Chidi1 and Okwy Peter Okpala2