In-depth Interview: a type of formal interview intended to yield deep responses through open- ended question and a flexible format Interview Guide: a list of topics and specific questions to be asked in a qualitative interview Key Informant: a person from whom field researchers acquire information who is selected on the basis of knowledge, expertise, or status within the group Nonparticipant Observation: a form of observation in which the field researcher does not participate in the activity or group being studied Overt Observation: a form of observation in which the researcher identifies himself or herself as a researcher to those who are being observed Participant Observation: a form of observation in which the field researcher participates to some degree in the activity or group being studied Participant as Observer Observer as Participant Complete Observer Complete Participant Public Settings Private Settings Reflexivity: a common practice in qualitative research, whereby a researcher reflects on how his or her characteristics and presence shape the research process. Archive: a physical or digital library that contains collection of historical documents or records. Codebook: a guide for coding that consists of a list of the variables together with definitions, codes and instructions for applying codes Content Analysis: systematic analysis of the symbolic content of communication is which the content is reduced to a set of coded variables or categories Data Archives: repositories of survey, ethnographic, or qualitative interview data collected by varies agencies and researchers that are accessible to the public Dictionary: in computerized content analysis, the set of word, phrases, or other word0based indicators that is the basis for a search of texts Ecological Fallacy: erroneous inferences about individuals based on data that describe an aggregate of which the individual is a member Recording Units: the units of analysis in content analysis, such as words, sentences, paragraphs and whole articles Sampling Units: the basis for identifying and sampling the target population Selective Survival : some objects survive longer than others Selective Deposit: editing or destruction may create biases in the historical written record Action Coding: a form of coding that uses gerunds to signal activity in the data Attribute Coding: a method of coding that identifies the characteristics of participants, settings and other phenomena of interest, largely as a means of managing the data Code Memo: a type of memo written explicitly for describing the basis of ones operational definitions Constant-comparative methods: the general analytic strategy of grounded theory methods, which involves making comparisons at increasingly higher levels of abstraction through coding, memo-writing and theoretical sampling
Conversation analysis: the qualitative analysis of conversations, which are typically recorded, transcribed, and analyzed in terms of their structure, sequencing, word choice and other characteristics.
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