Qualitative And Interpretive Approach

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researcher and the participants. Garcia and Quek (1997) stressed that researcher’s interpretations play a key role in this kind of study bringing “such subjectivity to the fore, backed with quality arguments rather than statistical exactness” Therefore, from all the above viewpoints, it is clear that interpretive methodology is a theoretical framework or perspective which is mainly based on the idea that the behaviour of social actors in social context can be understood by the meaning that social actors give to what they and other do. While interacting, the people interpret what is going on and this is what social life its patterned quality. Interpretation in sociological research takes place at two levels which can be explained as follows:…show more content…
Outsider's view or Researcher's view: Here Researcher have access to their world through experience and observation and on the basis of this the meanings of participants are interpreted and a phenomenon identified and described. So, Researchers can not always rely on the participant's accounts but are able to take their words and actions as reflections of underlying meanings. Hence, In interpretive approach, main focus is on issues, language and approach that recoganize their silenced voices, honour their individual differences and position both researchers and participant's view in a historical, personal, and political context.(Deem,2002) Qualitative Research Qualitative Research is concerned with describing and explaining individual's experiences, behaviour, interactions with the other people within a social context without the use of statistical procedure or quantification, So, Qualitative researchers study things in their natural settings attempting to make sense of interpret the phenomenon in terms of the meanings people bring to them. Qualitative Research is based on the interpretation of subjective meaning. It mainly focuses on three areas: • Language as a mean to explore process of communication and patterns of interaction within particular social…show more content…
Denzin and Lincoln propose that in spite of inherent diversity within the qualitative research, it can be described as," A set of interpretive, material practices that make the world visible. These practices transform the world. They turn the world into a series of representations, including field notes, interviews, conversations, photographs, recodings and memos to

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