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Humanist Archives: May 29, 2020, 8:30 a.m. Humanist 34.71 - qualitative and quantitative

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        Date: 2020-05-28 10:16:14+00:00
        From: David Zeitlyn 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 34.67: qualitative and quantitative

Dear all

another way of bridging/ uniting/ combining quali-quanti approaches is

Systematic Anomalous Case Analysis

The way I understand it is as using survey (quantitative) approaches to
identify the extremes, the odd, anomalous cases and then study those
intensively using qualitative approaches

This is to turn sociology on its head, in effect arguing that you can
better understand the norms by studying the extremes. Shades of Tolstoy
too: do we look at all all those happy families, or the odd, unusual,
unhappy ones?


Pearce, L. D. (2002). Integrating Survey and Ethnographic Methods for
Systematic Anomalous Case Analysis. Sociological Methodology, 32, 103-132.

best wishes


David Zeitlyn,

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