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