The politics, fashions, and conventions of research methods

Bergman, Manfred Max. (2011) The politics, fashions, and conventions of research methods. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 5 (2). pp. 99-102.

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The results of an empirical study of any set of phenomena, whether investigating structures, processes, or combinations thereof, are influenced by the theoretical framework as well as the research methods employed. This text examines the influence of research methods on how phenomena under investigation are conceptualized, defined, measured, and interpreted. It will be argued that qualitative, quantitative, and, by extension, mixed methods research influence how phenomena are studies, and how these methods are concurrently subject to politics, fashions, and conventions. Inconsistent and impoverished research may be the consequence, particularly for mixed methods research.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Soziologie > Sozialforschung und Methodologie (Bergman)
UniBasel Contributors:Bergman, Manfred Max
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Deposited On:14 Sep 2012 07:16

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