Flashcards in 2.1 RM - Mixed Methods And Types Of Studies Deck (12)
What does triangulation involve?
Using a mix of methods to check the validity of your findings
Give an example of triangulation:
Following up on questionnaire research with observations to see if people do what they say they do
What does methodological pluralism involve?
Using mix of methods to get a fuller picture
What are life histories?
An account of life story told by the individual involved
What are advantages of life histories?
• first hand subjective understanding
• able to raise and research new areas
• insight unavailable elsewhere
• see development over time
What are weaknesses of life histories?
• relies on individuals memories
• researcher may lead them
• reflects own attitudes - bias
What are case studies?
• In depth study of a person or group
What are advantages of case studies?
• firsthand subjective understanding
• development overtime
What are disadvantages of case studies?
Unrepresentative - 1 group or person
What are advantages of longitudinal studies?
See development over time
What are are longitudinal studies?
In depth studies of a person or group