What is Qualitative in Qualitative Research

@inproceedings{Aspers2019WhatIQ,
  title={What is Qualitative in Qualitative Research},
  author={Patrick Aspers and Ugo Corte},
  booktitle={Qualitative sociology},
  year={2019}
}
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 "qualitative," 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 "qualitative." 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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