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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2206A/B
Professor
Stacey Hallman
Semester
Fall

Description
Qualitative ResearchBasic PointsQualitative research is concerned primarily with words and images rather than numbersIt is usually inductiveThe process starts with field research then concepts and theories are developedIt tends to be interpretivistConcerned with finding out what an action or event means to the people involvedOften constructionistSocial life is not seen as fixed but as an outcome of interactions and negotiationsTakes a naturalist perspectiveWhen doing research the social world should be left as undisturbed as possible Kinds of Qualitative ResearchEthnographyparticipant observationImmersed in the social settingQualitative interviewingIndepth semistructured or unstructuredFocus groupsInterview several people togetherDiscourse and conversation analysisAnalyse the languageQualitative analysis of texts and documents start general then get detailed
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