GU Research Module 3

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  1. Info about a culture that is so deeply embedded members do not talk about it
    tacit knowledge
  2. Type of research that involves long periods in the field.
  3. Used to understand features of personal networks.
  4. Used to explain longevity, coping with crisis, and risk taking.
  5. Involves key informants
  6. Type of research that tries to account for actions in a substantive area from the perspectie of those involved.
  7. Example:  investigating the decision process of cancer patients for a certain treatment.
    Grounded theory
  8. Focuses on the main concern or problem that indibidual's behavior is designed to resolve.
    Grounded Theory
  9. Abstract of time, persons, or place; and extends implications of core variable.
    Formal Grounded
  10. Describes the basic social processes that people move through over time.
    Grounded theory
  11. Describes how people resolve their main concern
    core variable
  12. Uses constant comparison of data analysis, data collection, and participant sampling.
    Grounded theory
  13. Involves recycling of earlier steps (recursive)
    Grounded theory
  14. research problem emerges from data
    Grounded theory
  15. Key aspect is conceptualization
    Grounded theory
  16. Represents an abstraction based on participants' actions and their meanings.
    Grounded theory
  17. In depth investigations of a single entity (individual, family, group, institution, community, etc)
  18. Case Study
  19. Ex: understanding the emotional state of a person with DM.
    Case Study
  20. May have some quantitative aspects.
    Case study
  21. Disciplined process that involves extensive period of data collection.
    Case study
  22. Involves multiple things r/t a single entity or a small number of entities within their natural environment.
    Case study
  23. Ex: study of students abroad in different schools
    Multiple case study
  24. Examines trends over time.
    Case study
  25. Examines WHY something happened, not just WHAT happened.
    Case study
  26. Asks, what is the essence and what does it mean?
  27. Uses in-depth concersations as its main data source.
  28. A description of ordinary conscious experience of everyday life - a description of "things" as people experience them.
    Descriptive phenomenology
  29. What is hermenueutics?
    Interpretive phenomenology - interpreting and understanding rather than just describing human experience
  30. Acknowldeges people's physical ties to their world.
    embodiment (part of Phenomenology)
  31. Shares insights in rich, vivid reports.
  32. identifying personal bias, ideological stances, views and presuppositions vis a vis the study phenomenon
  33. identifying and holding in abeyance preconceived beliefs and opinions about the phenomenon under study
  34. seeks to understand the rules, mechanisms and structure of conversations and texts
    Discourse analysis (phenomenology)
  35. Second step in descriptive phenomenology, when researchers remain open to the meanings attributed to the phenomenon by those who have experiences it
    Intuiting (phenomenology)
  36. most common method of sampling b/c participants are selected as cases b/c they are the most useful to the study “theoretical interest”
  37. Type of sampling with information rich cases (strong examples of the phenomenon), but not necessarily extreme ones
    Intensity sampling:
  38. selection of cases which illustrate a particularly good story that illuminated the phenomenon- then intensely explores the story
    Critical Case Sampling
  39. participants are selected based on their ability to provide info about the topic
    Theoretical Sampling (used for Grounded Theory)
  40. Type of design that involves more than one unit of analysis.
    embedded (Case Study)
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