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what are questions asked in qual and quant

quant - how much, what, why
qual - how, why?

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when is qual useful

best for some types of research - patient motivation

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4 levels that must be evaluated in qual research

1. tools used by researcher
2. methods used to analyze
3. theories informing these methods
4. beleifs about knowledge

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what is belief and theory in quant research

assumes there is a single knowable reality - objectivism
theory is positivism

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what is qual. theory and definition

constructivism - the reality we perceive is is constructed by social, historical and individual factors

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methods in qual. research

talking, observing people, analayzing artifacts, focus groups, observations

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what is qual. analysis

inductive - meaning emerges from the data
iterative - move between your finding and the conceptual frameworks

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what is positionality in qual research

researchers participate in the context and thus must situate themselves in it - should be made clear in papers

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are qual findings generalizable

no, but they are somewhat transferable as a way to think through things

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see table comparing the two in outline

do it

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