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Describe how a focus group works

Small group. Led by a facilitator. Less than 10 questions to keep focused on a topic.

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What is a case study

Something out of the norm, not mainstream, a little unusual. Do a write up to describe.

3

Give an example of a critiquing question for a qualitative study design?

What kind of design?
-phenomonology. historical. case study. ethnogrophy. grounded
theory
Appropriately designed.

4

Give an example of a critiquing question for a qualitative sampling method

How did they chose the sample?
-Convenience sample. Nothing random. Purposive sampling.

5

Give an example of a critiquing question for qualitative data collection methos.

Collected by interviews. Questionnaires. Observation.
Procedure for observation? Be a participant. Have a format. Some statistics.

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Give an example of a critiquing question for qualitative data analysis methods

Analyze. Get someone to validate what you're seeing. Key words. patterns.

7

Differentiate between straight and analytical description

straight is from the literature(preformed ideas of things you expect to see), analytical is from the data (don't read literature first, read data first).

8

What do the following words mean: comprehending, sythesizing, theorizeing recontextualizing

what is going on/ sifting and sorting/ develop an explanation/ might this be appropriate in another setting?

9

what is template analysis

Used in Ethnography
Select the template based on words, actions, situations, etc
Code data into the template
Revise template as needed
determine the resultant pattern

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what is another word for editing analysis

Comparison method

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give an example of immersion analysis

Used with case histories
Become totally immersed into the data
Explore until main point crystallizes

12

what is triangulation

Combine and use to or more theories/methods/data sources/investigators/analysis.

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how do you know you have trustworthy results?

Confirmable(clear paper trail), dependable(consistent findings/sufficient findings), transferable(usefulness in another, similar setting), credible (authentic and truthful account)

14

what is a key informant?

"the go to person" someone who really knows what's going on

15

what is participant observation

method of data collection. resercher participates as they make observations

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what is data redundancy

saturation level

17

what are some dimensions to be considered when planning field work

environment
safety issues
cultural barriers
how going to develop trust
equipment/recording equipment
electricity/batteries
consent forms

18

there are three types of note taking. what are they, what are the differences

observational
personal
methodological

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observational notes

just the facts

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personal notes

your interpritation

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methodological notes

notes you (the researcher) took on what worked, what didn't work.

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what types of things may effect the reliability of the qualitative design

Researcher’s status
Participant selection
Social conditions
Methods

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what types of things may effect the validity of your qualitative design?

History and maturation

Observer effects

Selection and regression

Mortality

24

what are the sources of data for historical studies

journals and diaries

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what is the purpose of a case history

focusing on a small group, single person...done something unusal so a good example for what you're trying to accomplish

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difference between ethnography and phenomonology

ethnography describes a culture
phenomonology describes lived experiences

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give an example of intensity sampling

submerging yourself in the group you want to study. study them here and now.

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give an example of varient case sampling

the unual cases...extreme.

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how might qualitative data be collected?

by doing:
questionnaires
interviews

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how do focus groups work?

small group. ~10 people. get better detail that way
the researcher makes observations