HDFS 102 CH 2 NOTES

HDFS 102 CH 2 NOTES - The Research Process The Scientific...

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1 Chapter 2: The Research Process The Research Process • The Scientific Process – The Positivist Approach to Research • Seeks causal relationships among factors, with the goal of predicting outcomes – The Qualitative Inquiry Approach to Research • Seeks to understand the meanings, motives, and believes that underlie a person’s experiences The Research Process Figure 2.1 The Scientific Process The Research Process • The Positivist Approach to Research –A scientific observation should be • Objective • Repeatable • Systematic
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2 The Research Process • The Qualitative Inquiry Approach to Research – Assumes there are many versions of truth, depending on the informant and the context – The world is ripe for discovery – Theory emerges from the data, rather than guiding the methodology and data collection – Emphasis is on interpretation The Research Process • Research Design: Sampling Sampling - method of choosing participants who will be included in the study Population
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HDFS 102 taught by Professor Whipple during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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