Applications of qualitative research: Let the work begin

Paula Allen-Meares

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After a decade of debate regarding qualitative and quantitative research methods, the relative importance of the two methodologies has leveled off. Social work researchers seem to have reached the conclusion that there is room for both methodologies. In view of the recent publication of two books on qualitative methodologies in social work, this article reviews the methodological debate and argues that a third, integrated configuration may be needed to spur the exploration and application of qualitative research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalSocial Work Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1995


  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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