The rise and relevance of qualitative research

@article{Alasuutari2010TheRA,
  title={The rise and relevance of qualitative research},
  author={Pertti Alasuutari},
  journal={International Journal of Social Research Methodology},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={139 - 155}
}
  • Pertti Alasuutari
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Social Research Methodology
The article discusses the development of social research in advanced economies and relates the rise of qualitative research to social changes. The paper suggests that partly, qualitative research emerged because some of the articles formerly classified as ‘non‐empirical’ or ‘theoretical’ gave way to an increasing share of articles classified as qualitative. In addition, the rise of qualitative inquiry meant that the everyday reality which produces statistical relationships between the variables… 
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