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