Qualitative research

Qualitative research
Rapport Issue


Publication Date

June 28th 2012


Bruce Grimley

In the Winter 2011 issue, Dr Paul Tosey and Dr Suzanne Henwood helped us understand what the terms commonly found in research mean, and earlier on this year in the Spring issue, Dr Sally Vanson opened up the mysterious world of Ontology and Epistemology. These are just two of the academic terms Paul and Suzanne referred to in the Winter 2011 issue. In this article I am going to talk about a specific methodology within research which flows naturally from one branch of Ontology and Epistemology, this is the qualitative paradigm. It flows from a nominalist Ontology which tells us we can never know the objective world we can only know our experience and the names and concepts we provide...


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