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Loss of information if respondents cannot express themselves Possible interviewer bias Closed questions Advantages: Easy to answer Easy to analyse due to ready-made categories Disadvantages: Information lacks depths and variety Greater possibility of investigator bias Answers are selected from a list and may not reflect respondents opinion authored by Stephanie Fleischer © SAGE publications Ltd 2014
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Formulating effective questions Use easy and every day language Avoid ambiguous questions Avoid double-barrelled questions Avoid leading questions Avoid questions based on assumptions authored by Stephanie Fleischer © SAGE publications Ltd 2014 Constructing a research instrument in quantitative research Personal and sensitive questions The order of the questions Pre-testing a research instrument
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Pre-requisites for data collection: Motivation to share required information Clear understanding of the questions Possession of the required information authored by Stephanie Fleischer © SAGE publications Ltd 2014 Methods of data collection in qualitative research Unstructured interviews In-depth interviews Focus group interviews Narratives Oral histories
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Observation authored by Stephanie Fleischer © SAGE publications Ltd 2014 Collecting data using secondary sources Government or corporate websites Earlier research Personal records Mass media Possible problems of secondary data: Validity and reliability Personal bias Availability
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Format authored by Stephanie Fleischer © SAGE publications Ltd 2014
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