Upgrade to remove ads
Test 3 Lowery
Terms in this set (40)
Your Subjectivity in the research process.
ex. People may be influenced by your gender, appearance, etc.
Qualitative measurement and coding.
ex. creating themes.
First step, Creating tentative labels
Looking at the Tentative labels, searching for themes and patterns.
Writing about your research process from beginning to end.
ex. writing notes about everything at all times.
Double Barreled Questions
Asking two questions in one.
Questions skewed to one side or another
Questions that are vague that dont use complex language, hard to understand.
set questions, set order. Wording exactly as written, no other questions.
Flexible order, wording adapted to participant to maximize understanding, can ask without scripted prompts, allows for follow up questions.
When the answer is bad, short, or non-specific. After they answer, ask another question to get more info.
no structure, starts with a set of general topics, no set wording or ordering, additional questions are required.
A carefully planned discussion to obtain perceptions of a defined interest area.
DOESNT WORK WHEN: people are divided or angry, or an organization is trying to improve its image.
Verbal Interaction between an interviewer and participant that follows a general plan, but not necessarily a specific set of questions.
structure of the interiview. May have be pre-determined questions/topics for discussion.
Structure of questions does not depend on time
Material starts at the beginning, goes chronologically.
The researcher is behind the action, not interacting at all with the study. Just observing
the researcher does not disclose that he is the researcher, takes part, in full, of the experiment.
Observer as Participant
The researcher can disclose that he is the observer, take part in a couple actions, but mostly just watches
Participant as Observer
The researcher can disclose that he is the researcher but takes part in full in everything about the experiment.
Why is taking descriptive field notes important?
to keep your data reliable and valid, you must write down everything that happens to the T. So that people know everything about where your data came from.
Strong Valid (Validity Field Research)
This is the strongest form of validity in field research because YOU ARE THERE.
Reliability (Field Research)
Reliability is alright, you must compare your findings to survey reliability and checked boxes.
Generalizability (Field Research)
This is the greatest weakness of Field Research. This is interest in events, not people. Just because one place works, doesnt mean it will work somewhere else.
Data on physical and social settings, on behavior, and on events. It is: VERY VALID, SOMEWHAT RELIABLE, WEAK GENERALIZABLE.
A qualitative analysis of text/ways news is reported.
Considered Unobtrusive research -analyze available records or events, characteristics, or behavior.
underlying meaning of communication
concrete terms contained in communications
originated by the researcher for the specific purpose of addressing the problem at hand
data collected for a purpose other than the research at hand.
- easy to get this data, as the internet has opened up many avenues for data collection.
- less expensive, less time consuming.
Government organizations routinely collect and publish compilations of data
Nonpublic agency records
some data routinely released, but not all.
e.g. prison violence, detailed expense reports.
real life example: Widom's child abuse study. Only reported data to juvenile court.
Issue - social production of data
(he said this was a test question)
Indicators, such as arrest, are a social process.
-minor paperwork or lack of care = errors
People not patterns
Researchers want patterns. Agencies may not - individual concerns.
Agencies are not designed for reasearch
often collect data due to lawful requirement. some agencies only collect data on something because they are required to.
Error increases with volume
error increases with the number of clerical entries.
e.g. 999 parking ticket citations and 1 murder. That one murder might be in the middle of the stack, due to a lot of minor stuff, the murder may get glossed over.
Most common in descriptive or exploratory analysis
New Data Collected by Agency staff
This data, may not be routinely released or collected, but this a specific purpose, it is collected.
This is the scale that goes from strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree.
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Research Methods Test 1
Research Methods Exam 2
Research Methods Test 2
CRJU 202 Exam 2
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Research methods (B671)
Health 313 Qualitative Test
Qualitative research method
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
Life Course Final
Life Course Test 2
Life Course test 1
Procedure test 4