A presentation at Heritage University at CBC Week 14 in
November 2019 in
Pasco, WA 99301, USA by
Location: CBC Campus - Tuesday T-336 & SWL-220Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:15Week 14: 11/18/19 — 11/24/19Reading Assignment: DeCarlo (2018) chapter 13Topic and Content Area: Qualitative Research MethodsAssignments Due: Assignment 12: peer review research proposal is due Wednesday 11/20/19 at 11:55 PM via Moodle; Assignment 02: reading quiz for chapter 13 is due at 5:30 PM prior to class via My Heritage; Assignment 13: final paper literature review and research proposal is due Friday 11/22/19 at 11:55 PM via Chalk and WireOther Important Information: N/A
Positivistic Approach to Infidelity
Track the number of people who engage in infidelity and how often they stray.
Conduct a survey and look patterns among different variables defined at the start.
Interpretative Approach to Infidelity
Study the meaning attached to cheating and look for patterns and trends.
Positivistic Approach to Prisons
Measure the conditions of federal prisons
Identify variables to measure conditions, such as square feet per inmate, number of hours in isolation, housing conditions,… etc.
Interpretative Approach to Prisons
Explore the experience of prisoners and/or guards and administrators.
Research participants would explain their experiences, and the researcher would assign meaning to them. She might look for themes across interviews to interpret the experiences of multiple research participants.
This is experience-near and in a context (prisons).
Interpretive methods focus on the meaning-making practices of human actors. Rather than trying to define reality, interpretive methods explore how we make meaning, or interpret reality.
Called qualitative research in some disciplines, it is conducted from an “experience-near perspective” – the researcher does not start with concepts observed and measured with the senses. Rather, she allows concepts to emerge from encounters in “the field.”
Approach | Data Collection | Sample| Data Analysis | Final Product
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Narrative: Explore the life on an individual
Phenomenology: Understand the essence of an experience
Grounded Theory: Develop a theory from data from the field
Ethnography: Describe and interpret a culture-sharing group
Case Study: Provide an in-depth description of a case or group of cases
Participant Observation: The researcher observes participants in their natural environment, often times as a participant herself
In-depth Interview: The researcher asks several, open-ended questions to explore participants’ personal histories, experiences, and perspectives
Focus Group: The researcher asks in-depth questions of small groups of participants to explore their experiences, perspectives, and cultural norms
The goal of an interpretive study is to identify relationships between the major themes that emerge from the data. How do we do this?
Interview Transcript – A Teacher’s Observations of Child Oppression
View Week 14 - Qualitative Inquiry.
A look into qualitative or interpretive inquiry
Students will describe the key elements of interpretive research including methods, sample selection, and data analysis.
Students will analyze interpretive research.