RPTS 336 - (12) Introduction to qualitative research (student version)

RPTS 336 - (12) Introduction to qualitative research (student version)

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Introduction to Qualitative Research RPTS 336: Recreation Research & Analysis Woosnam October 10, 2011
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Definitions Qualitative ? ?   research—A type of study that produces 生生 descriptive data, including people’s own written or spoken words and observable behaviors. Five traditions of qualitative 生生 research (Creswell, 2006) _ Biography _ —exploring the life of an individual 生生 _ Phenomenology _ —understanding the essence of experiences about a phenomenon 生生生 _ Grounded theory _ —developing a theory grounded in data from the field _ Ethnography _ —describing and interpreting 生生 a cultural and social group 生生生 _ Case study _ —developing an in-depth analysis of a single case or multiple cases
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Overview Roots of qualitative research are within cultural anthropology ? ? ?   and interpretive sociology General goal of such research is to: Discover and understand people from their own point of view Understand process of phenomenon Researchers often believe that reality is subjective and that the researcher
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use qualitative research? First and foremost, when your research question begins with “how ______” or “what_____” as opposed to “why_______” When little is known about a topic (exploratory research) What leisure barriers exist among women? When you want to study how things
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