Category Archives: abduction

Zigzagging and proud of being the infidels of science

This is the text of my keynote introductory talk at the State of the Art of Realist Methodologies, (The Leeds Club, Leeds, UK 4th November 2015). The slides associated with this talk may be found here:┬ámethods and metaphors nde Our … Continue reading

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I’m not dancing, I’m zigzagging

A second outing for a methodological investigation considering the metaphors we use to describe qualitative researching and the metaphors participants use to describe their experiences. My intention is to move from a metaphor of dance to a metaphor of zigzagging … Continue reading

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The meaning of abduction

  Ingo Rohlfing wrote of my post responding to Howick et al: “The discretion and judgement emphasised here lead away from both deductive and inductive approaches. Mechanistic reasoning is the alternative, despite its accepted weaknesses.” I agree mechanistic reasoning does … Continue reading

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