“Interpretation” is an inadequate term for contrasting quantitative and qualitative social science methods. In my book, The Human Birth Defect, I demonstrate empathy as a method for the social sciences. This thesis builds on my discussion of Michael Polanyi’s social science method, at http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=1150941
A bunch of numbers about people doing things means nothing unless an interpreter uses empathy to make sense of the numbers.
What does Sage have on empathy as a method for the social sciences?
William J. Kelleher, Ph.D.