Group 6 Vocab
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Occurs when some findings of the study are not equally represented in the research report.
It is decided before the start of the research how many people to include in the sample and which characteristics they should have.
Similar to quota sampling,but the sample size and the proportions of participants within the sample are not defined in advance.It is a more ''relaxed'' approach to sampling driven by the research question.
special type of purposive sampling that stops when the point of data saturation is reached
A small number of participants is invited and asked to invite people they know who also have the characteristics that are of interest to the researcher.
using the sample that is readily available.
applying the results of the study to a wider population.It depends on how representative the sample is. The best way to ensure representativeness is to sample randomly.
Generalizing results of particular observations to a broader theory. Theory plays a much greater role in qualitative research.
Applying the findings of a study to a different group of people or a different setting or context. In qualitative research case-to-case generalization is the responsibility of both the researcher and the reader of the research report.
allows the researcher to gain first-hand experiences with the phenomenon under study.
Sometimes it is the only option, for example when it os unethical to encourage a particular behavior in a laboratory.
Participants' behaviour is watched and recorded with their knowledge and consent.