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Lecture 2

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Simon Fraser University
Health Sciences
HSCI 307
Denise Z.

HSCI 307 Lecture #2-to go with lecture slides January 18, 2011 -Goal of a research project/paper: to demonstrate the concepts learned in the course and applying it. -Original topic: information is applied in a new context; applying in a new setting but can be old research, e.g. meta-analyses, ethnographies, surveys, etc. -Feasible: can be done; research can be evaluated. -differences between methodologies is systematic: based upon underlying paradigms. N paradigm: your orientation to the research problem you have; bringing a particular view/stance to your research (using a particular lens). -How do you value the research within this paradigm? -Used to illustrate the differences in methodological approaches, e.g. feminist perspective, etc. This refers to a particular foundation/base of assumptions; the paradigm you select influences how you obtain and use the knowledge. -A story can personalize a problem (qualitative) while quantitative results support and provide the evidence (#[s can mean more). N Epistemology: how we obtain and use knowledge. -Qualitative and quantitative methods is not about study designs (e.g. case-control vs. randomized trial), it is within the underlying assumptions brought to the work. N Deductive-tests an existing theory/hypothesis
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