Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

Sociology and Criminology-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4435



A Saga of Qualitative Research

Richa Walia

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.