How do we decide what information or data is relevant to our research?
-To help us with this we can use the two card system/ it helps organize all the information
we gather from research / in later stage sit becomes very handy
-We should keep an open mind about what we collect, because decision can only be
decisive after you f inished all the gathering of information
What role does the research question play in the research itself? Does theor y play any role in
-The research question is very important because it will direct or drive the research
enterprise/ the research you w ill do will depend on your research question
-The research question is generally regarded as the pr imary guide to the appropriate site or
setting selection for t he research
How do we know where to do our research or what type of research to do?
- The place where you do research should be somewhere where access is possible/ the
target population is available/ high probability that the target population will be available
to the investigation/ and the research can be conducted effectively by an individual during
the data collection phase of the study
-The research we decide to do is necessarily linked to the type of research question being
What are the three different types of interviews? Explain how the three type of interviews differ.
-The three types of interviews are
oThe standardized interview: it uses a formally structures interview questions/ all
the question have to be worded in a manner that anyone would be able to
understand/ designed to elicit information using a set of predetermined question
that are expected to elicit the subjects’ thought, opinions and attitude about a
oThe un-standardized interview: it doesn’t utilise schedule of questions/
interviewers must develop, adapt and generate questions and follow-up probes
appropriate to the given situation and the pur pose of the investigation/ sometimes
use during field observation
oSemi-standardized interview: involves the complementation of a number of
predetermined questions or special topics/ interviewers are allowed freedom to
digress/ can use probes to elicit the desired infor mation from the subject
What is the role of the interviewer? Who should do the most talking during an interview – the
interviewer or interviewee? What does it mean to transcribe an interview?
-The interviewee should be doing most of the talking.
-The interviewer can adopt different role. As an actor (perform your line, routine
appropriately/ important to make no judgments), a director (you must be conscious of
yourself and the interviewee/ demonstrate both visually and physically that you are
empathetic to the thing the interviewee is saying) and choreographer ( listening with a
third ear/ you manage subtlety the f low of the interview
-Transcribing an interview in putting into written pages the interview.