The positivism strawman

I have been burning my summer leave by giving finishing touches to an essay on research methodology (because of an impending deadline). I had now the occasion to read, for the first time, the qualitative research classic Naturalistic Inquiry by Yvonna S. Lincoln and Egon…

The social construction of chairs

No, I’m not writing about several people getting together in a wood shop to chat and make single-seat furniture. Last July I started a series of blog posts about epistemology (that is, the philosophical theory of knowledge). In that opening post, I made the following…