What is Qualitative in Qualitative Research

  title={What is Qualitative in Qualitative Research},
  author={Patrik Aspers and Ugo Corte},
What is qualitative research? If we look for a precise definition of qualitative research, and specifically for one that addresses its distinctive feature of being Bqualitative,^ the literature is meager. In this article we systematically search, identify and analyze a sample of 89 sources using or attempting to define the term Bqualitative.^ Then, drawing on ideas we find scattered across existing work, and based on Becker’s classic study of marijuana consumption, we formulate and illustrate a… CONTINUE READING

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