Wither Qualitative/Quantitative?: Grounds for Methodological Convergence

  title={Wither Qualitative/Quantitative?: Grounds for Methodological Convergence},
  author={Barbara Hanson},
  journal={Quality \& Quantity},
  • B. Hanson
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Sociology
  • Quality & Quantity
The qualitative quantitative issue has been given attention in sociological scholarship for decades. Upon theoretical examination of the basis of separations, the commonly used criteria of subjectivity versus objectivity, systematization, quantification and generalization, do not separate. This suggests that the impetus for the qualitative/quantitative issue is more political than intellectual owing to several factors in the practice of sociology: diverse intellectual heritages, the domination… 
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