By Gary Goertz
Some within the social sciences argue that an analogous good judgment applies to either qualitative and quantitative tools. In A story of 2 Cultures, Gary Goertz and James Mahoney reveal that those paradigms represent varied cultures, every one internally coherent but marked by means of contrasting norms, practices, and toolkits. They determine and speak about significant transformations among those traditions that contact approximately each element of social technological know-how learn, together with layout, pursuits, causal results and types, thoughts and dimension, facts research, and case choice. even though considering the diversities among qualitative and quantitative examine, Goertz and Mahoney additionally search to advertise toleration, alternate, and studying by way of allowing students to imagine past their very own tradition and spot an alternate clinical worldview. This ebook is written in an simply available type and contours a number of real-world examples to demonstrate methodological points.
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Given this, one might claim that the data are quite consistent with the necessary condition hypothesis. The same basic idea applies to fuzzy-set hypotheses. 2, if the data are perfectly consistent with a sufficient condition hypothesis, they must all lie on or above the 45-degree diagonal. Consistency decreases as observations move below the diagonal. The trick (see Ragin 2008) is to devise a formula for summarizing the degree to which these observations are inconsistent. This is analogous to what the sum of squared deviation divided by total variation does for OLS regression: it summarizes how inconsistent the observations are vis-a-vis the OLS line.
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A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences by Gary Goertz