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Qualitative research, methods and data

Qualitative research, methods and data Gyde Hansen, February 23, 2005 Copenhagen Business School Qualitative research is “any type of research that produces findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other means of quantification” (Strauss/Corbin: 10). It is indepth investigation of phenomena, taking as many variables into consideration as possible. It is interpretive, employing often naturalistic approaches to people’s lives, experiences, …

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Qualitative and Quantitative Research and Empirical Translation Studies

Qualitative and Quantitative Research and Empirical Translation Studies Gyde Hansen, February 17, 2005 – Copenhagen Business School Empirical research is based on data systematically derived from perception and observation of aspects of reality. In a research project, data collection, analysis and interpretation of the data entail choices as to the different methods, techniques and procedures which might be the …

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“Scientific facts”

“Scientific facts” D. Gile, January 22, 2005 Is there anything special about “facts” as they are produced by science (in the sense of the ESP as explained in previous contributions on this page), as opposed to facts collected, presented or asserted outside of science? Are they more accurate, more reliable, more comprehensive in covering a …

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Scientific norms

Scientific norms D.Gile, December 8, 2004 Our knowledge about the world is partly experiential, i.e. obtained through direct sensory experience (what we see, what we hear, what we smell, etc.) and ulterior cognitive processing (the brain has to make sense of the sensory experience), and partly inherited, i.e. received from other people’s statements, written or spoken (what we …

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