GU Research Mod 4

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  1. The actual analysis of data usually begins with a search for ______, which involves the discovery of commonalities and a natural variation in patterns.
    categories or themes
  2. Ethnographers continually search for _____ in the behavior and expressions of study participants.
  3. When does analysis begin in ethnographies?
    as the researcher enters the field
  4. Data _______ = reductionist; data _______ = constructivist.
    • management
    • analysis
  5. Data ______ involves putting things together into patterns.
  6. A ________ analysis identifies units of cultural knowledge; focuses on the cultural meaning of terms and symbols.
    • domain
    • (approach to analyzing ethnographic data)
  7. Comparing and contrasting cultural terms.
    • Componential analysis
    • (approach to analyzing ethnographic data)
  8. Classifying and organizing cultural terms.
    • Taxonomies
    • (approach to analyzing ethnographic data)
  9. Identifying the meaning of cultural terms and symbols.
    • domain analysis
    • (approach to analyzing ethnographic data)
  10. Goal of phenomenological analysis.
    to find common patterns of experience.
  11. A methodologic process in which there is continual movement b/w the parts and the whole of the text under analysis.
    hermeneutical circle
  12. Developing theories in a ______ theory must fit the data and not be forced.
  13. A pattern that expresses the relationships among relational themes and is present in all the interviews or texts (& forms the highest level of hermeneutical analysis).
    constitutive pattern
  14. Strong instances of concerns or ways of being in the world
    Paradigm cases
  15. _____ is an important issue when a grounded theory is applied in new contexts.
  16. Empirical substance of the topic is conceptualized.
    Substantive codes (grounded theory)
  17. Provide insights into how substantive codes relate to each other.
    theoretical codes (grounded theory)
  18. _____ coding captures what is going on in the data; may be actual words used by participants.
  19. Data are broken down into incidents and their similarities and differences examined; actual words or phrases are used to form a core category.
    open coding (part of substantive codes & grounded theory analysis)
  20. Selective coding codes only data r/t what?
    the core variable (like BSP over time)
  21. Codes that provide insight as to how substantive codes r/t ea other.
    Theoretical codes
  22. ________ codes help grounded theorists weave the broken pieces of data back together.
  23. ___________ enhance the abstract meaning of the relationships among categories in grounded theory and provide greater explanatory power.
    theoretical codes
  24. In ________ coding, the analyst relates concepts to ea other; categories are linked with subcategories and integrated
  25. The process of living the data (researchers try to understand their meanings, find patterns, draw conclusions).
  26. Self awareness of researchers and their ability to reflect on their own world view and perspectives.
  27. Grounded theory analysis does not yield ______.
  28. ________ refers to confidence in the truth of data and interpretations of them.
    Credibility (trustworthiness)
  29. _______ refers to the stability/reliability of data over time and conditions.
  30. Qualitative:  ________ cannot be attained in the absences of dependability; quantitative: _______ cannot be achieved in absence of reliability.
    • credibility
    • validity
  31. _______ refers to objectivity; the potential for congruence b/w two or more independent people about accuracy, relevance, or meaning of data.
  32. For ______ to be achieved, findings mucst reflect the participants' voice and the conditions of the inquiry, not the researcher's biases, motivations or perspectives.
  33. _________ refers to the potential for extrapolation; the extent to which findings can be applicable in other settings or groups
  34. ______ refers to the extent to which researchers fairly and faithfully show a range of realities; conveys the feeling tone of participants' lives as they are lived.
  35. ______ is the ability to follow the researcher's decisions and interpretive efforts by means of carefully maintained records.
  36. ________ provides scope; _________ provides depth.
    • prolonged engagement
    • persistent observation
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GU Research Mod 4
2015-10-14 01:11:47
GU Research
Module 4 CH 23-24
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