What's "qualitative research"?
By describing qualitative research as "the systematic empirical inquiry into meaning," the lantern approach becomes the metaphor for seeking hidden, obscured, or poorly understood meanings. What do these metaphors say about the conduct, the nature and the logic, of empirical inquiry? At what point do we accept these metaphors as guides, and at what point do we need to set them aside?
(Isn't that just philosophy?)
See also :
- any relation to TheScientificStatusOfPatterns?