interpretive framework

(noun) “[A] sociological research approach that seeks in-depth understanding of a topic or subject through observation or interaction; this approach is not based on hypothesis testing” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Plural: interpretive frameworks

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OpenStax College. “Approaches to Sociological Research.” Connexions. June 12, 2012. (