SOC 333 Week 3 Assignment - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH...

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QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Understanding the Value of Qualitative Research XXXXX XXXXXXX SOC 333: Research Methods Risa Garelick June 12, 2017
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH For most people, research can be something as simply finding the correct answer to a solution but it can go into way more depth than that. Most people believe that scientific research either contains a bunch of equations on a chalk board or a bunch of scientists conducting lab experiments but for people who have actual insight in the matter, conducting research can be far more complex then what most people think. There are much more ways to research then what the common person may not know exist and so the rationalism of these researching methods can prove to be very important around the globe. For generations, researchers have been using the qualitative research method. The importance of qualitative research method is great. “Qualitative research focuses on the way people interpret and make sense of their experiences and the world in which they live and lies in the interpretive approach to social reality” (Holloway, 1997). Qualitative research can be simply summed up as just a bundle of productive ideas and hypotheses. “The purpose for qualitative methods in research is to comprehend participant’s experiences and perspectives, rather than statistics for data analysis” (McCusker, 2015). It’s to be noted that qualitative research is not the same as quantitative research. Quantitative research is just purely based off of numbers and statics whereas qualitative research can be more based around anthropology or psychology. When we’re talking about qualitative research, the concerns in the research should be more focused around the study of understanding of relationships and their motivation to do so, and how the two correlate certain behaviors. Qualitative methods usually involve case studies, interviews and questions. The reason why is because of the integral flexibility that qualitative research offers such as the concepts, ideas, creativity and the development. Your success rate of qualitative research depends on those factors mentioned before.
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Ethnographic research is a type of qualitative method of research. Ethnographic research “has a background in anthropology and can be defined as a portrait of the people. The culture

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