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Kinesiology & Health Science
KINE 2049
Merv Mosher

December 2, 2009 KINE 2049 Qualitative Research >Sociological Inquiry -The study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins, organizations, institutions, and development of human society. >Historical Research >Gender Analysis -take account of the cultural and social differences between men and women. These include differences in their needs and interests, knowledge, tasks and roles in society. .There are departments in the universities called "Women's Studies” which are new. >Literary Analysis .Is a study of writings films, possibly music, poetry of a culture or a society. .When you study that sort of thing it tells you about societies views on a particular topic. .Professor talking about a new movie that is out - Blindsite – movie. Historical research >"A study of change". .If things did not change we would not have history. >Why? Can give direction to the future. .If you study the history of somebody who made it into medicine you would have a much better chance of getting in. .Historical gives us perspective on what is very likely to happen. .Professor talking about President Obama who ordered 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan. .A study of history tells you that will not work. Another Vietnam - people don't learn from the past. >Descriptive -When, where, who, what, how >Interpretive/Analytical -adds analysis and explanation to above -The "why" component Page 1 of6 >Giving the Finger >Before the Battle of Agincourt 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. ......The English one... >Quantitative -use data to explain >Oral -Video and audio tape people and comments >Psychohistory -form of interpretive-explain behaviour of individual historical figures. >interview people who lived through the experiences. New dinosaur species found .this one makes T-rex look little (Picture shown) Newspaper clipping: Crocs that dined on dinosaurs Newspaper clipping: Sea monsters found in Arctic Newspaper clipping: Chicken math shows T.rex couldn't run .T-rex couldn't run because it was too big. .Hollywood creates the T-rex running. >Sources of data -primary sources .if you witnessed it you were right there. -secondary sources .one degree away Primary Sources >people .the problem with interviewing is the lifespan. .after 100 years you will not find witnesses to the account. .official records - government documents, religious documents - births, marriages, deaths etc. .schools keep records >personal records - diaries, letters, text-messaging and cell phones. .speeches - Presidents speeches are recorded. >oral traditions - most cultures have oral traditions information has been passed on from one generation to the next. .many religious text would fall under this. Page 2 of6 .if they change then you are into a secondary source. >pictorial records - photographs, films, paintings, murals, cave drawings, sculptures, masks that are carved. >published records - newspapers, books, magazines, papyrus scrolls, Dead Sea scrolls, >mechanical records - tape recordings, film, CD's, DVD's. Newspaper clipping: Great pyramid at Giza yields up yet another secret. .How did they build them? .They also built them in a specific direction north. .4500 years ago there was no North Star -how could they have lined these things up perfectly? .They were able to pinpoint exactly the year they started building these pyramids. Secondary Sources >did not witness or record the event directly -textbooks -oral tradition? you never know if the information is changing over time it would be considered a secondary source. Historical research >integrity of research depends on ability of the author to evaluate sources of info' critically and objectively. -external criticism="authenticity" .Is it real? Is it a fake or forgery? .Newspaper clipping: The Faker - this person was digging up archaeology - he actually buried it and that was why he knew where to find them. Newspaper clipping: University investigates cancer study - data was fake. .Apparently this was in South Africa but it has ties
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