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10_25%20Qualitative%202%20-%20Ch10 - 1 Sociology SYA4300...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Sociology SYA4300 Professor Rob White Tuesday (10/25) Qualitative Field Research II 1 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 3 Reliability and Validity External reliability: 1. the degree to which a study can be replicated 2. the degree to which findings can be generalized across social settings Internal reliability: 1. whether, when there is more than one observer, members of the research team agree about what they see and hear 2. whether there is a good match between researchers observations and the theoretical ideas they develop ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 4 Some Contrasts Quantitative Numbers Point of view of researcher Researcher distant Theory testing Structured Generalization Hard, reliable data Behavior Artificial settings Qualitative Words Point of view of participants Researcher close Theory emergent Unstructured Contextual understanding Rich, deep data Meaning Natural settings ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 2 5 Critiques 1. Too subjective 2. Difficult to replicate 3. External validity doubtful 4. Lack of transparency ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 6 Qualitative Field Research Paradigms 1. Naturalism 2. Ethnomethodology 3. Grounded Theory 4. Case Studies ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 7 Qualitative Field Research Paradigms 1. Naturalism : Social reality may be naturally observed. Emphasizes reporting respondents stories in their own words. Subjective and interpretative: Understand the world view of respondents. Give voice to group members concerns. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 3 8 Naturalism in Ethnography 1. William Foote Whyte. 1943. Street Corner Society....
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