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14 Feb 2011
Soc202 feb 9
Interviewing and groups. Gather information how do we know what to look for, what is
relevant and what is not relevant, always making decisions what do we base it on when
doing research base it on hypothesis, what is hypothesis about, research question
hypothesis or theory what relates to it determines what is relevant, start research without
well defined question what Is going on in the field and looking for an issue, better defined
the research question is or theory the better the research will be
Where do you go looking for research where data is and where to look for it, where to look
for it
6 sources of documentation, participant participation physical artifacts etc, do research
more than one source of info may use one source, might use interviews part obseravton and
what people are doing in specific, archival sources, research not based on one signal type or
source of information , as you do ur research think working on 1 topic or 1 sources, and then
find that the data leads you somewhere else, allow data to guide research or work, lead by
the data not preconceived idea, all combined to make complete picture or as complete as
could be
Interviews, the author talk about dramagernic he gets to theatrical as use to drama , 3
types and structure unstructured and semistructured, 3 types,, structured set of questions
that deviate from example surveys answrs and q standaridixed that kind is susceptible for
quantattvie analysyis, un no questions never seen it how It will work have some idea what
they are dealing it, semi, very common, new o 16 legal services, ask how they were
organized and interviewed in 5-6 org, then 4 speific types, shouldnt ask until what lkind of
nswer they will give u prelimaney research what they do interest is, once u know then write
out questions some sort of cautions, they talk about people taking on different roles like
actors do in prrsenting specific face did see in last weeks film some very reluctant to answer
or move on to different topic find a way to bring convo back to topic, be attentive, 10
commandents page 143, good guide on how to interview, never began cold, small talk,
present front etc, appearance not satisfied with monsyllbic answers ask to explain or go on
in length be respectful practice, appreciative and cordial,
Studs Turkel began work as lwyer and radio, odd man, semistructured, interviewer has
questions but allows for what what he wants to say,
People talk different lengths, people talk about transcribing interviews record interview
and type the text, 1hrs talking long time to transcribe, record audio and video,
Focus group, what is a focus group, leader has set of questions and members are chosen
some may be chosen randomly, some chosen for specific , such as quiting job and returning
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