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SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY Social Work 242 Week 1-- January 25, 2008 E d w a r d C o h e n , P h . D . Course Introduction Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing and Data Collection “You can’t fix by analysis what is lacking in the design.” Numerous researchers and writers I. Themes from 240 final papers A. In general, VERY GOOD DRAFTS. The class is making progress. Efforts in applying concepts learned during 240 were evident. B. Big improvements in writing and editing. APA style much better. C. Make sure there’s congruence between the research questions and Method—always go back and review research questions as you are writing the Method sections. This is especially important for your Analysis Plan. D. Don’t need hypotheses for straight descriptive or exploratory studies; only for correlational and evaluative designs E. Those papers that added a table showing the variables, their types of measure (nominal, ratio, etc.), and their attributes were clearer in general F. Limitations of study in Method section—be more systematic about identifying these
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