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Wk 11—Qualitative Methods and Mixed Methods ScWk 240—November 7, 2008 Edward Cohen, Ph.D. ScWk 240 Edward Cohen 1
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Review—the Five Approaches Identify the approach implied in the following scenarios: 1. A focus group with teen mothers to understand their experiences and hardships completing high school 2. Interviews with participants in an experimental study to understand how the new treatment did or did not work, from their point of view 3. A study of one community’s response to the economic downturn, using qualitative and quantitative types of data 4. The life events of a returning veteran that influenced how resilience influenced coping with trauma 5. A study of internet culture with Facebook members ScWk 240 Edward Cohen 2
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Components of Qualitative Methods Sample, study population, sampling frame, sampling procedures Study site—where your research takes place Research design—one of the five approaches
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Unformatted text preview: Variables and measurementThemes Human subject considerations Procedures and data collection techniques Types of data collection methods Role of researcher Mixed Methods Mixed methodsthe combination of quantitative and qualitative research, with the premise that the combination provides a better way to answer the research questions than one method alone Triangulation The weight given to the qualitative and quantitative components ScWk 240 Week 11 Ed Cohen 5 Womens voices Quantitative questions 1. Do measures of resilience predict (are they correlated with) later mental health outcomes? Do they predict (are they correlated with) re exposure to trauma? 2. Does resilience change over time for these women? 3. Does re traumatization affect later measures of resilience at wave 3 (controlling for resilience at wave 2)?...
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