The International Journal of Qualitative Methods recently published my editorial calling for an end to the “paradigm wars” that are alive and well in many of our disciplines. You can read It’s a New Year… So Let’s Stop the Paradigm Wars online now!
“I would argue that qualitative researchers need to embrace the concept of “paradigm” once more and use it to our advantage. By reclaiming our paradigmatic stance and talking with colleagues, editors, reviewers, students, and others about the nature of our work, we can (hopefully!) end the paradigm wars and work toward a new way of integrating or separating (as appropriate) those elements of our work that complement or contrast with the work of other paradigms.”
Given, Lisa M. 2017. “It’s a new year… So let’s stop the paradigm wars [editorial].” International Journal of Qualitative Methods 16(1-2). Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1609406917692647