On the validity of language : speaking, knowing and understanding in medical geography.
International symposium in medical geography. Charlotte NC (USA), 1992/08/04.
This essay examines methodological problems concerning the conceptualization and operationalization of phenomena central to medical geography.
Its main argument is that qualitative research can be strengthened if the differences between instrumental and apparent validity are better understood than the current research in medical geography suggests.
Its premise is that our definitions of key terms and concepts must be reinforced throughout the design of research should our knowledge and understanding be enhanced.
In doing so, the paper aims to move the methodological debate beyond the simple dichotomies of quantitative vs qualitative approaches and logical positivism vs phenomenology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Validation, Géographie, Méthodologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Validation, Geography, Methodology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0558734
Code Inist : 002B30A01. Création : 199406.