soc 232 March 8.doc

39 views4 pages
Published on 13 Apr 2013
School
Department
Course
Professor
Soc 232
March 8 2013
1
Access to Closed Settings which are formal organizations:
There are many different ways to gain access:
Friends, contacts, and colleagues.
Get someone in the organization to vouch for you: a ‘sponsor’.
Even if acquired, you may need the approval of ‘gatekeepers’.
It may be necessary to offer something in return, e.g. a copy of the finished study.
Access to Closed Settings, cont’d.
Provide a clear explanation of your aims and methods.
Be willing to negotiate the terms of access.
Be open about how much time research participants would have to spend.
Access to Open Settings
Sometimes a similar process to access closed settings.
May need to get ‘sponsors’ and ‘gatekeepers’ on side.
E.g. Taylor (1993) - assistance of a drug counsellor
- a ‘research bargain’
‘Hanging around’ may help.
E.g. Wolf’s (1991) access to a Canadian biker gang.
- “looking the part”
- the leader of the Rebels MC acted as his sponsor.
Ongoing Access: overt, open and closed settings
Ongoing access can be problematic.
People get suspicious of the researcher’s motives.
Group members fear that what they say or do will get back to bosses or
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 4 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Document Summary

Access to closed settings which are formal organizations: There are many different ways to gain access: Get someone in the organization to vouch for you: a sponsor". Even if acquired, you may need the approval of gatekeepers". It may be necessary to offer something in return, e. g. a copy of the finished study. Provide a clear explanation of your aims and methods. Be willing to negotiate the terms of access. Be open about how much time research participants would have to spend. Sometimes a similar process to access closed settings. May need to get sponsors" and gatekeepers" on side. Wolf"s (1991) access to a canadian biker gang. The leader of the rebels mc acted as his sponsor. Group members fear that what they say or do will get back to bosses or. People being studied may decide to sabotage the research.

Get OneClass Grade+

Unlimited access to all notes and study guides.

YearlyMost Popular
75% OFF
$9.98/m
Monthly
$39.98/m
Single doc
$39.98

or

You will be charged $119.76 upfront and auto renewed at the end of each cycle. You may cancel anytime under Payment Settings. For more information, see our Terms and Privacy.
Payments are encrypted using 256-bit SSL. Powered by Stripe.