7th Biennial ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference

“Rethinking the justifications for Qualitative Research” Professor David Silverman · Plenary (90 minutes)

Qualitative research is often regarded as the poor relation of quantitative research: less rigorous and less credible. In this talk, I suggest three reasons why this critique might be justified.

1. Too much qualitative research is based on brief data extracts selected to give uncritical support to…