A Saga of Qualitative Research
CPEPA, Panjab University, Chandigarh
- *Corresponding Author:
- Richa walia
Research Officer, CPEPA
Panjab University Chandigarh
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 12, 2015; Accepted Date: June 29, 2015; Published Date: July 02, 2015
Citation: Walia R (2015) A Saga of Qualitative Research. Social Crimonol 3:124. doi:10.4172/2375-4435.1000124
Copyright: © 2015 Walia R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper aims at presenting history of social research. The thematic focus of the paper is on emergence of social research (especially qualitative research) and it also presents common approaches in collecting qualitative research. The first part of the paper deals with emergence of social research in the light of enlightenment thought. It also discusses the epistemological perspectives i.e. two most commonly approaches-interpretive and positivism. The second part of the paper briefly describes common approaches in collecting and using qualitative data. The last part of the paper will describe how one carry out the data analysis process in qualitative research.