Think about extensive and intensive research. Remember, this is a research question, not a personalone. Discuss “extensive” and “intensive” in terms of research.1. For each, describe the benefits and drawbacks that are most salient to you.2. Can, or should, they be used at the same time?
There are both benefits and drawbacks that are salient to me in using intensiveand extensive research. At the methodological level, Sayer is careful to describe thedifferences between the extensive techniques required for generalization and the intensivemethods associated with concrete research (Sayer 1992, 241-251). Sayer states that thenature of the object of interest must be kept in the back of the mind when designingconcrete research. The questions surrounding intensive research versus extensive researchdo differ although, according to Sayer, the distinction is more along the scale of depthversus breadth. Intensive research is concerned with causal process and how it works outin a certain number of cases. In extensive research, which, according to Sayer is morecommon, concerns itself with finding out common properties and patterns of a populationas a whole. Extensive research methods include descriptive and inferential statistics alongwith numerical analysis. In addition, it includes a questionnaire that is formal and large-scale for a population or representative sample of the population.Each research design also works with different conceptions of groups. For example, in extensive research, the focus is mainly on groups that share similar characteristics but don’t have the need to connect with each other. Each member of thegroup is only of interest in the fact that they represent the population as a whole.Intensive research however, focuses on groups whose members can be similar or different but do relate to each other. The individual’s identity is of interest. A causality is studied