Conclusion: Research Dilemma and Feasible Strategies

  • Yanbi Hong
  • Kwok Kuen TsangEmail author
  • Dian Liu


Small (Ethnography 10:5–38, 2009) reminds qualitative researchers that it is dangerous to become a pseudo-scientist, who unconditionally conducts qualitative research based on positivism or the logics of quantitative methods which is perceived as scientific. This is because the goal of qualitative research is to understand the meanings of cultures, behaviors, and daily lives of a community and people via the insider perspectives rather than testing relationship between variables (Bryman, Quantity and quality in social research. London: Routledge, 2004).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, School of HumanitiesSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.College of Educational Administration, Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Media and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

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