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Causaliteit in kwalitatief en kwantitatief onderzoek

Author: Jacques Tacq

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We are flooded with a wave of writings on causality in the social sciences during the last decades. The same holds for the relationship between quantitative and qualitative research in the social sciences. These writings induced us to develop the thesis of “unity in diversity”, i.e., that there is no difference “in principle” between causality in qualitative and quantitative research, because both are supported by what I will call an “experimental logic”. In developing this thesis a plea is being made for going back to the sources. A historical overview of theories of causality is presented, and also of the opposition between quantitative and qualitative research. After this, the same is being done for the recent literature: “mixed methods research”, the book DSI of KKV, the reactions of David Collier and “QCA” of Charles Ragin. At the end the question of small-n research and the case n = 1 is examined.

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Tacq, J., (2006) “Causaliteit in kwalitatief en kwantitatief onderzoek”, Tijdschrift voor Sociologie 27(4), 405–439. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/sociologos.86668

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20 Oct 2006
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