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Reflections on method in human sciences: quantitative or qualitative, theories and ideologies

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Reinaldo Furlan [1]
Total Authors: 1
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto. Departamento de Psicologia e Educação - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Psicologia USP; v. 28, n. 1, p. 83-92, 2017-04-00.

Abstract The goal of this study is to deconstruct the meanings of the terms “quantitative” and “qualitative”, usually used to characterize scientific research method, or to try to undo what seems to be a mistake: the denomination and division of quantitative or qualitative research methods. We consider that this division confuses and impoverishes the conception of knowledge or science. There are many methodological questions so plural, conflicting or not, according to the meaning of the investigated reality which, after all, is what should be discussed from the beginning to the end of the research. We add the theoretical or ideological designation of method to this discussion that for us represents another version of the same problem. To accomplish this goal, we discuss a view of science and a conception of thought. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/17192-2 - Research project for a diagnosis of our current incarnation in the light of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy
Grantee:Reinaldo Furlan
Support type: Regular Research Grants