Genre-Appropriate Judgments of Qualitative Research

  title={Genre-Appropriate Judgments of Qualitative Research},
  author={Justina May Lee Lee},
  journal={Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  pages={316 - 348}
  • J. Lee
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Focusing on the production of lists of evaluative criteria has oversimplified our judgments of qualitative research. On the one hand, aspirations for global criteria applicable to “qualitative” or “interpretive” research have glossed over crucial analytic differences among specific types of inquiry. On the other hand, the methodological concern with appropriate ways of acquiring trustworthy data has led to an overly narrow proceduralism. I suggest that rational evaluations of analytic worth… 

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