The Dangers of Mechanical Methodology in Social Sciences

The Dangers of Mechanical Methodology in Social Sciences

The Dangers of Mechanical Methodology in Social Sciences “The danger of method is that it gives over to mechanical replacement” (Appelbaum, 1995, p.89). Discuss. As with any method used to collect data, the qualitative method has some conventions that are expected to be followed. These conventions somewhat define the field of sociology, and yet they offer little in the way…