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content analysis

the process of extracting desired information from a text by systematically and objectively identifying specified characteristics of the text

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deductive research

beginning with a theoretical framework, formulating a hypothesis, deducing what results should be, gathering info to test the hypothesis

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deed of gift form

allows the researcher to use the interview tapes and transcripts for research purposes and to place the tapes in an archive for public use

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dictionaries

provided by the software or created by the researcher for a particular study

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field

the uncontrolled, sometimes unpredictable settings in which people live out their lives

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field notes

detailed records of everything the participant observer hears and sees

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focus group guide

guide consisting of the major topics and questions that will be raised in the focus group discussion

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focus groups

structured group interviews

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ground rules

includes explaining the purpose and format of the focus group, emphasizing everyone's ideas count, only one person should speak, refrain from criticizing others

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inductive research

beginning with observations and generating hypothesis to fit the info they obtain

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moderator

the researcher or a hired professional that leads focus groups

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narratives

oral or written accounts of personal experience told to oneself or somebody else

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negative case analysis

requires the research to look for info that would disconfirm the hypothesis

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oral history

method for learning about the past by interviewing individuals who have experienced that past

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participant observation

the researcher joins the social group that is the topic of the study

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qualitative research

where participants relate stories about their lives that enable the researcher to generate hypotheses and themes