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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 232
Professor
Stuart Leard
Semester
Winter

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Sth 232 March 4 2013 1 Kinds of Qualitative Research  Ethnography/participant observation: borrowed from Anth ◦ Immersed in the social setting ◦ margaraet mead ▪ gender relations among Samoa/Polynesia people ▪ they were immigrates ◦ robert louis stevenson ▪ author – treasure island ◦ a way to approach different subcultures withinAmerica  Qualitative interviewing ◦ In-depth, semi-structured or unstructured  Focus groups ◦ Interview several people together  Discourse and conversation analysis ◦ Analyse the language  Qualitative analysis of texts and documents ◦ Theory and Concepts ◦ Qualitative research often involves grounded theory: the use of data to develop theories. ▪ This may involve an iterative process: going back and forth from data to theory, revising the theory in the process. ◦ Qualitative research may involve testing theories. ◦ This can be through an
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