Post Script: Searching for the Grail

A Comparison of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods: the Viewpoint of a Survey Analyst


If there is a grail to be reached in empirical research in political science, and particularly in comparative politics, it is to reconcile — and, even better, to integrate — qualitative and quantitative research in the same study, to bring their respective values to it. Having mainly practised a political science defined as quantitative, whether in the Eurobarometer analyses or in various kinds of other surveys, I was very interested in participating in this research project. I was extremely keen to see how the organising researchers met the challenge.


Focus Group Political Science Quantitative Research European Level Opinion Survey 
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© André-Paul Frognier 2013

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