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Designing Qualitative Research Chapter 3: Ethical Issues Chapter 4: A Dramaturgical Look at Interviewing Chapter 5: Focus Group Interviewing Chapter 6: Ethnographic Field Strategies Chapter 7: Action Research Chapter 8: Unobtrusive Measures in Research Chapter 9: Case Studies Chapter An Introduction to Content Analysis Chapter A Plan of Presentation Chapter 2: A Natural or an Unnatural Communication?

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Social science disciplines Quantitative research Qualitative research How social science shapes lives Videos: What is social science? Qualitative methodologies Some of the most common qualitative research methodologies are described here.

Semi-structured interviews In semi-structured interviews the researcher has a small core of questions or areas they wish to explore, but will then take the questions in different directions, depending on the answers they receive. Unstructured interviews Unstructured interviews are open-ended and informal. Observation Observation relies heavily on the skills of the researcher to understand and interpret what they are seeing in an unbiased way. Open questionnaire survey Unlike questionnaires in quantitative research, which offer a limited range of choices, open surveys seek opinion and description in response to open-ended questions.


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For courses in Research Methods in Political Science and Sociology, and in Qualitative Research Methods Raising questions, rather than giving answers Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences is written with the recognition that different researchers in different fields each bring their own needs and intentions to the process/5(21).

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Presents and discusses examples of research from across the social sciences, including sociology, criminology, community-oriented nursing, education and business (ex. p. ). Provides detailed descriptions of the stages of content analysis and coding both as a research strategy in its own right and as the underlying logic for most qualitative data .

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We adopted a qualitative approach (social sciences re- search methods technique) to collect the data [33]. We opted this design due to certain reasons as the design is flexible and it allows an in-depth understanding that fur- ther help in better understanding of participants' experi- ences and attitudes [34, 35]. Qualitative research methods for the social sciences. [Bruce L Berg; Howard Lune] -- This text shows novice researchers how to design, collect, and analyze qualitative data and then present their results to the scientific community.

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