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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?
Ethicsb.Participant-Observer -become part of the group in an unimportant way; some people know that you’re a researcher, unobtrusive wayADVANTAGES:Observe natural behavior.DISADVANTAGES:Hawthorne Effect For those who know.It takes time to gather rich infoc.Observer as Participant -research identifies himself but does not participateADVANTAGES:Observe natural behavior.Less risk.DISADVANTAGES:BIG CHANCEof 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?
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?