Qualitative Methods and Empirical Support
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In this paper I discuss the concept of empirical support in the context of qualitative methods (for short, qualitative support). A conceptualization of empirical support that is specific for qualitative methods is proposed. This conceptualization is based on the analysis of a case of qualitative research. I provide arguments that this conceptualization identifies specific and non-trivial properties of qualitative support and that, at the same time, this conceptualization supports the claim that there is no methodological separation between quantitative and qualitative methods concerning empirical support.
Qualitative social research methods, Empirical support, Philosophy of the social sciences
Didactics Philosophy Pedagogy
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-140470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-140470DiVA: diva2:1079389