N257 Week 2

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  1. What is the term for a systematic subjective approach used to describe life experiences and to give meaning to them?
    qualitative research
  2. Why is qualitative research used?
    It's used when not much is known about a topic
  3. What type of qualitative research is the study of the meaning of human lived experiences?
  4. What type of qualitative research is used to generate theory about how people deal with life situations (their reality) based on actions and symbols that reveal a person's beliefs?
    grounded theory
  5. What type of ethnography is used when the purpose of the research is to explain human experience in a cultural context?
  6. What approach to phenomenology captures the "lived experience"?
  7. What approach to phenomenology using hermaneutics which is a method used to interpret the "lived experience"?
  8. What is the term for focusing on meaning and understanding in context and places object of inquiry within context of social relationship and emphasizes historical and social backdrop of inquiry?
  9. What is the insider's view of the culture during an ethnography called?
    emic view
  10. What is the outsider's (researcher's) view during an ethnography called?
    etic view
  11. What type of qualitative research examines past events?
  12. What is the term for what is used to determine validity of source material (where it was written, handwriting checks, age of document)?
    external criticism
  13. What is the term for what is used to check the accuracy of content and the researcher's understanding of what is written is checked by comparing independent sources?
    internal criticism
  14. What is the term for when the researcher selects participants that typically represent various perspectives of the question to be answered? It intentionally seeks out participants who are "different"
    purposive sampling
  15. What is the term for the fact that the researcher must recognize and suspend their own beliefs when interpreting the findings, if possible?
  16. What are the three methods of collecting data in qualitative research?
    • observing
    • interviewing
    • examining text
  17. What is the philosophical origin of qualitative research?
    naturalistic, interpretive, humanistic
  18. What is rigor defined as in qualitative research?
    • openness
    • adherence to philosophical perspective
    • thoroughness of data collection, analysis, and interpretation
    • consideration of all data in subjective theory development
  19. What is the focus of qualitative research?
    broad, subjective, holistic
  20. What is the reasoning of qualitative research?
    dialectic, inductive (take smaller pieces and put them together into a larger whole)
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N257 Week 2
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