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Qualitative vs Quantitative

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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2206A/B
Professor
Ryan Broll
Semester
Winter

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Qualitative Data Quantitative Datadirection of theorizing inductivedirection of theorizing deductiverelies on interpretivecritical social sciencerelies on positivist approach to social scienceemphasizes conducting detailed examinations of cases arising in naturalemphasizes precisely measuring variables and testing hypotheses flow of social lifeprobability sampling is usedconceptualization largely determined by datagoal of research draw representative sample from huge number of casesdeviant case sampling nonrandom sample where researcher selects to intensely study sampled cases unusual or nonconforming cases purposely as a way to provide insightinformation in forms of numbers hard data into social processes or a settingused in descriptive researchexpla
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