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Qualitative Methodology
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Gottschalk, Simon. 2010. “Qualitative Methodology”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The natural science method of hypothesis generation, data collection/analysis, and theory development is both limiting and, as the sole way of understanding human behavior, wrong (Gusfield 2003). By reducing quality to quantity, Bourgois morality economizes on intelligence: It understands reality more cheaply (Barthes 1972).

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