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1

Qualitative reasoning is mainly grounded in what type of reasoning

Inductive

2

Mason, 1996 said that QRM is mainly focussed on what

How the world is interpreted, understood and experienced. Sensitive to the social context in which they are produced

3

What position would argue that QRM would be a better way of exploring the complexities of social life

Anti naturalist position

4

Benefits of using qual methods to look at social life

Find more issues than just using scientific methods
Adds nuance to enquiries
Gives attention to the complex relationships in social life

5

There is constantly disorder and order within all...

Physical and social systems

6

What scholars say there is disorder in the world

Urry
Gray

7

Urry said that life is held together but is always...

‘On the edge of chaos’

8

Order is a facade according to Grey, so what is the role of the qualitative geographer

To probe and question how this chaos plays out

9

What does complexity theory argue

By understanding one aspect of a system, you decrease the complexity of the system as a whole

10

How do qualitative methods address a complex world

By acknowledging that they’re complex methods in themselves

11

Why can inductive reasoning be difficult

They often rely on various methods and subsequently have various interpretations and analysis attached to it

12

Name 5 different qualitative methods (PIPVA)

Participatory action
Interviews
Participant observation
Visual analysis
Archival research