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1

What does triangulation involve?

Using a mix of methods to check the validity of your findings

2

Give an example of triangulation:

Following up on questionnaire research with observations to see if people do what they say they do

3

What does methodological pluralism involve?

Using mix of methods to get a fuller picture

4

What are life histories?

An account of life story told by the individual involved

5

What are advantages of life histories?

• first hand subjective understanding
• able to raise and research new areas
• insight unavailable elsewhere
• see development over time

6

What are weaknesses of life histories?

• relies on individuals memories
• researcher may lead them
• reflects own attitudes - bias

7

What are case studies?

• In depth study of a person or group

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What are advantages of case studies?

• firsthand subjective understanding
• insight
• development overtime

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What are disadvantages of case studies?

Limited
Unrepresentative - 1 group or person

10

What are advantages of longitudinal studies?

See development over time

11

What are are longitudinal studies?

In depth studies of a person or group

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What are disadvantages of longitudinal studies?

• sample declines over time becoming unrepresentative
• expensive
• need committed researchers

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