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A response to Rossello

Betancur, Verónica Perez; Piñeiro, Rafael; Rosenblatt, Fernando

We have carefully read Rossello´s reaction to our paper, and we appreciate his taking the time to provide helpful comments and critiques. In this short reaction paper, we explain some of our ideas in greater detail. We will first discuss our argument regarding positivism and interpretivism and the role of causal and descriptive inference in qualitative research. We then will discuss Rossello’s critique of the idea of “replication-in-thought.” We suggest there is a trade-off between transparency and the ability to problematize the situation of disadvantaged groups. We conclude with a general assessment of Rossello’s perspective and the debate concerning DA-RT.

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