What justification can be given for qualitative research methodology? Discuss, with reference to competing perspectives in the philosophy of social science.
By ‘competing perspectives.’ we mean that you must draw on at least two of the three main philosophical approaches: positivist, interpretivist and realist.
Is there a specific focus to your essay?
You should focus on the work & employment relations. The client is particularly interested in the experiences of young disabled people trying to attain & maintain meaningful employment. The client is wanting to interview disabled people, facilitators who help disabled people to navigate both the effective routes to employment & to access employment once employed, and employers who actively seek to employ disabled people. So you need to focus on the philosophical justification for the methodology the client is wishing to use.