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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Excuses found: "premature definition of variables"

Currently reading:

MURPHY E., DINGWALL R., GREATBATCH D., PARKER S., WATSON P. (1999). Qualitative research methods in health technology assessment: a review of the literature. Health Technology Assessment. 2(16), p.84.
http://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/64826/FullReport-hta2160.pdf
Marshall (1985) presented the flexibility of qualitative research as one of its strengths. She argued that, in qualitative research, the researcher does not assume that (s)he knows, at the outset, the exact nature of the research question. Rather, qualitative research offers the opportunity of discovery. In fact, researchers vary considerably in the extent to which they formulate the precise nature of the research question in advance of the study. Most seek to avoid what Silverman (1993) referred to as “premature definition of variables”.
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Ah, so this is what I've doing!

Yes, but for how long with h2cm, with Drupal...?

1997... 2007...  and counting... :-)

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