Seeing Our Quantitative Counterparts: Construction of Qualitative Research in a Roundtable Discussion

  • Jean A. Saludadez University of the Philippines Los Baños
  • Primo G. Garcia University of the Philippines Los Baños
Keywords: research relationship, qualitative method, complementary research, construction, meaning structure, collaborative approach

Abstract

The research relationship between qualitative and quantitative researchers is influenced by their constructions of one another's research approaches. While we, as qualitative researchers, have our own construction of quantitative research we seldom get quantitative people's construction of qualitative research. In this paper, we present our quantitative counterpart's construction of qualitative research in the form of themes we derived collaboratively from a small roundtable discussion on the use of the qualitative approach for research management studies. We define 'construction' as the meaning structure shared by the participants on the relationship between qualitative and quantitative research. This exercise has implications for our presentation of qualitative research as a complementary research approach to quantitative research and on our on-going construction of the quantitative-qualitative research relationship. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0101127

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Author Biographies

Jean A. Saludadez, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Jean A. SALUDADEZ is finishing her doctoral degree in organizational communication at the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia. She is working on her dissertation entitled Creation and Continuation of Temporary Organizations: Forestry Academics' Construction of Research Collaboration.
Primo G. Garcia, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Primo G. GARCIA is finishing his master's degree in agribusiness at the University of Queensland Gatton, Australia. He has just submitted his thesis entitled Relationship Orientation, Logistical and Economic Performance in the Philippine Yellow Corn Supply Chain.
Published
2001-02-28
How to Cite
Saludadez, J. A., & Garcia, P. G. (2001). Seeing Our Quantitative Counterparts: Construction of Qualitative Research in a Roundtable Discussion. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-2.1.973
Section
Different Approaches for Inter-Relating Qualitative and Quantitative Method