It's Logic in Practice, My Dear Watson: An Imaginary Memoir from Beyond the Grave

Gary Shank

Abstract


Using the technique of the imaginary memoir, this article seeks to illustrate the logical and semiotic foundations of an empirical inquiry into meaning. The voice of Sherlock Holmes is used to highlight critical issues involving actual logic in use in qualitative research. Suggestions for modifying existing qualitative research practices, based upon this richer understanding of the logic in practice of the method, are also offered.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs010191

Keywords


qualitative research; abductive reasoning; logic

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-2.1.970

Copyright (c) 2001 Gary Shank

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