Article 1 The Good Qualitative Researcher
- discuss what I means to be a good qualititative researcher
- good of course is ambiguous because it can mean either goodness in producing
knowledge (epistemic goodness) or ethical goodness
- power relations betw
Purposive = aim to generate insight and in-depth understanding of the topic of
interest. It involves selecting data cases (participants, texts) on the basis that they will
be able to provide information rich data to analyse.
Lecture 8 Focus Groups
Focus group = is a social science method that was developed by Robert Merton and
colleagues. Where the data is collected from multiple participants at the same time.
Its unstructured, BUT guided, discussion focused around a topic of
Lecture 14 = Moving towards analysis Discourse
The Critique of Cognitivism
Talk represents mental states.
Real world; Perceptions; Cognitions
Objective perception of reality is theoretically possible.
There are consensual objects of tho
Lecture 22 = Quality criteria and techniques for qualitative
Brinkmann = theorizing good in qualitative research
Two forms of goodness
- Epistemic goodness = goodness in producing knowledge
- how ought I to think?
- what ought I to believe?
- ideological dilemma smoking during pregnancy is bad but then the participant states
that its her decision.
Lecture 27 Nov 25th
- You have the data and then you build your analysis from the data
Initial coding = we code each line of
Big Q vs. little Q
- open ended
- theory generation
- exploration of meanings
Little Q (e.g. content analysis)
- Shares assumptions with quantitative, experimental approaches (post, positivism)
- non-numerical data (sometimes converted t