Sociology 2206A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter Chapter 12: Groupthink, Grounded Theory, Focus Group

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Chapter 12- qualitative interviewing: qualitative interview involves asking questions, listening, expressing interest, and recording what is said. Includes repetition, and researcher asks member to elaborate on unclear abbreviations. Incentives: incentive: remuneration given to research participants, often in the form of cash, used because interviews can be so time consuming, cash, voucher, entered into draw, etc. Interview sites: often interviews take place in members home to be comfortable. Interviews meanings is shaped by its gestalt whole interaction of a researcher and a member in a specific context: more than just the words exchanged, also behavior. Interview is a social process characterized by several factors: body image, relationship b/w researcher and interviewee, context in which interview takes place. Informants: informant: individuals who participate in qualitative research projects. Could you tell me about the first time you experienced racism? : follow up: questions used to get additional description about topics just discussed by the interviewee (get additional details of experience, ex.

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