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Posted By: Sara Davis on August 8, 2006
In 1998 a professor in a qualitative research class I was taking assured us that qualitative research had come into its own, that the "old thinking" about research was finally a thing of the past. HA! I have since come to understand even more that a positivisit perspective in the social sciences is alive and well. When a particular promotion and tenure committee was faced with a portfolio of qualitative work did they have time to read each piece? In my situation they didn't, they simply counted the number published and criticized my output. It didn't matter that the papers had been published in my leading professional journals (a qualitative point?) or that they had been accepted in blind reviews. No, according to a couple of people on the committee my publishing record was "sub-par in number". So, amen to the author and his plea!
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