Step 3: Realism is a model of stratified reality being composed generatively

3flyingpete

Photograph by Flying Pete

This observation about realism builds on my previous step. The emphasis on generative composition I leave to William Outhwaite (1998: pg. 284) who in his discussion of realism and social science observes that ‘the more interesting human actions [which I will argue in later steps include choosing cases in qualitative research] are those which presuppose a network of social relations. And if these social relations are a precondition of individual actions, it seems odd to think of them as any less real than those actions’.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in generative mechanisms, realism. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s