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SOC221H5 Study Guide - Final Guide: Qualitative Research, Discourse Analysis, Social Constructionism

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Shyon Baumann
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in-depth interview study
A research design where qualitative interviewing is the primary means of data gathering.
qualitative interview
In contrast to a survey interview, a qualitative interview allows the researcher to pursue issues in depth
and gives the respondent more freedom to direct the flow of conversation. The researcher typically has
a general plan of inquiry but not a standardized set of questions that must be rigidly followed.
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oral history
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on specific events or periods of time.
focus group
An interviewing method where a number of subjects are brought together to discuss a specific topic or
issue. A focus group is typically led by a moderator who helps to facilitate discussion and ensures that no
person dominates the conversation, while interfering as little as possible in the discussion.
Explaining why one variable causes another
evaluation research
Research done to determine the impact of some social intervention, such as a program aimed at solving
a social problem.
social intervention
An action taken in a given social context with the goal of producing an intended outcome.
multiple time-series designs
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The use of more than one set of data collected over time, for example accident rates over time in
several provinces or cities, in order to make comparisons.
time-series design
A research design that involves measurements made over some period, such as the study of traffic
accident rates before and after lowering the speed limit.
nonequivalent control group
A control group that is similar to the experimental group but is not created by the random assignment of
subjects. This sort of control group can differ greatly from the experimental group with regard to the
dependent variable or variables related to it.
quasi experiments
resembling controlled experiments but lacking key elements such as random assignment of subjects to
experimental and control groups, pre- and post-testing and/or any control group.
Online reading
needs assessment
is a process used by organizations to determine priorities, make organizational improvements, or
allocate resources. It involves determining the needs, or gaps, between where the organization
envisions itself in the future and the organization's current state. internet
Cost-Benefit Analysis
is a systematic approach to estimating the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives (for example in
transactions, activities, functional business requirements); it is used to determine options that provide
the best approach to achieve benefits- internet
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