4. Which sources of information are the most effective to use to locate a respondent? Why? *Social Security Number-ex: Mary Smith (story from class) *Family names and addresses (Family Relationships)-cheap, reliable, up to date (The TA’s said this one is the most effective)Best friends’ names and addressesCoworkers’ names and addressesName of high school and colleges attendedEmployers’ names and addressesOrganizational affiliations (churches, clubs, union, etc.)Driver’s license numberMilitary identification numbersPeople closer to the respondent are more effective to locating a respondent. → Family Rel
How has the internet affected the quality of longitudinal research? (lecture)5 . **Construct a comprehensive tracking plan for a panel study of 7000 former high school students. Describe how this plan would differ from a plan for a study of retirees. (student thought)1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative research?(lecture)2. What is field research? (p.223) What kind of questions does it answer? How does qualitative research "fit"in the scientific inquiry process? What are possible research topics that might be informed by qualitative research methods? (book and lecture)questions it answers: answers the “HOW” of how social processes happenhow does qualitative research fit in?: (neither is better-they’re different); quantitative gives you 0ther outcome and qualitative gives you the process. Qualitative: deepens understandingpossible research topics that might be informed?: topics having to do with emotions, relationships, meaning, 3. **What four roles can the researcher take in observational research? (p.224-228) What are the
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Qualitative Research, Causality, Evaluation methods, Evaluation Research