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Qualitatif ou quantitatif ? Plaidoyer pour l’éclectisme méthodologique

Abstract : In tracing Nonna Mayer’s career back to its beginnings at CEVIPOF over 40 years ago, this article presents a defence of methodological eclecticism. Based on examples from her research on electoral behaviour, racism and social inequalities, the author demonstrates the artificial nature of the opposition between qualitative and quantitative approaches, both in terms of data collection and analysis. Interviews and surveys, open and closed questions, participant observation and experimentation – all of these techniques shed light on different aspects of the research object. Only through combining and connecting them can we understand it in its totality.
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Nonna Mayer. Qualitatif ou quantitatif ? Plaidoyer pour l’éclectisme méthodologique. Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique / Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, SAGE Publications, 2018, 139 (1), pp.7 - 33. ⟨hal-01838838⟩

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