What is field research What kind of questions does it answer How does

What is field research what kind of questions does it

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3.What is field research? 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? 4.What 4 roles can the researcher take in observational research?
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Ethics b. Participant-Observer - become part of the group in an unimportant way; some people know that you’re a researcher, unobtrusive way ADVANTAGES: Observe natural behavior. DISADVANTAGES: Hawthorne Effect For those who know. It takes time to gather rich info c. Observer as Participant - research identifies himself but does not participate ADVANTAGES: Observe natural behavior. Less risk. DISADVANTAGES: BIG CHANCE of Hawthorne Effect. Researcher may be excluded from some activities. Ethical concerns. d.Complete Observer -subjects do not realize that they’re being observedADVANTAGES:No Hawthorne.View behavior in natural setting.DISADVANTAGES:Less detail because there is no interaction.f.How can negative outcomes be avoided?5.What is the saturation point? Is a large sample always best when conducting intensive interviews? Why/Why not?
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b.Large samples always best? Why/Why not? 6.What is a focus group? How do focus groups differ from group-administered surveys? 7.What are the 5 major ethical concerns in conducting qualitative research?
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