Week+12_Qualitative+and+Mixed+Methods

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Beyond Surveys Beyond Surveys : Other Ways of Asking Questions Week 8
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Fixed questions Face-to-face survey method Emphasis on how to standardize for statistical analysis Sampling strategy QUANTITATIVE QUALITATIVE Open-ended? Unstructured? Combined with field observations Coding of themes for analysis Sampling strategy Interviews
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Beyond “Objectivity” Seeing (social) science as a human activity Ecology of science: ongoing, dynamic relationships between the researcher, participant, and the context in which the research takes place Reliability & Validity --- Quantitative & Qualitative Methodologies
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[Quantitative View] Naturalistic Observation When we know very little about what we’re studying. We observe it and describe what we see without participating in it. Problem: we can describe, but can’t explain or predict what we’re seeing
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Ethnography Inductive research as a method of its own: focuses on understanding communities in
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