Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword or section
Like this
11Activity

Table Of Contents

10 How to Carry Out Participant Observation 105
How to Define Your Project
ASKING QUESTIONS
THINKING ABOUT YOUR PROJECT
UNDERSTANDING THE FIVE ‘WS’
SUMMARISING YOUR RESEARCH
USEFUL WEBSITES
How to Decide Upon a Methodology
CHOOSING A METHODOLOGY
How to Choose Your Research Methods
USING INTERVIEWS
CONDUCTING FOCUS GROUPS
TABLE 1: THE FOCUS GROUP METHOD: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
USING QUESTIONNAIRES
UNDERTAKING PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION
CHOOSING YOUR METHODS
How to Conduct Background Research
CONDUCTING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY RESEARCH
USING WEBSITES
USING INTERLIBRARY LOANS
KEEPING RECORDS
TABLE 2: SOURCES OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION
SUMMARY
How to Choose Your Participants
UNDERSTANDING SAMPLING TECHNIQUES
TABLE 4: SAMPLING DOS AND DON’TS
CHOOSING YOUR SAMPLE SIZE
How to Prepare a Research Proposal
UNDERSTANDING THE FORMAT
THE CONTENTS OF A PROPOSAL
WHAT MAKES A GOOD PROPOSAL?
REASONS WHY RESEARCH PROPOSALS FAIL
How to Conduct Interviews
METHODS OF RECORDING
TABLE 7: RECORDING METHODS: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
DEVELOPING AN INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
ESTABLISHING RAPPORT
ASKING QUESTIONS AND PROBING FOR
COMPLETING THE INTERVIEW
How to Conduct Focus Groups
THE ROLE OF THE MODERATOR
RECORDING EQUIPMENT
TABLE 8: STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH AWKWARD SITUATIONS
CHOOSING A VENUE
RECRUITING YOUR PARTICIPANTS
recruiting your participants:
How to Construct Questionnaires
DECIDING WHICH QUESTIONNAIRE TO USE
TABLE 9: OPEN AND CLOSED QUESTIONS: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
WORDING AND STRUCTURE OF QUESTIONS
LENGTH AND ORDERING OF QUESTIONS
PILOTING THE QUESTIONNAIRE
OBTAINING A HIGH RESPONSE
How to Carry Out Participant Observation
PLACES OF STUDY
GAINING ACCESS
ACTING ETHICALLY
COLLECTING AND ANALYSING INFORMATION
WITHDRAWING FROM THE FIELD
DECIDING WHICH APPROACH TO USE
ANALYSING QUALITATIVE DATA
ANALYSING QUANTITATIVE DATA
MEASURING DATA
FURTHER READING
How to Report Your Findings
WRITING REPORTS
STRUCTURING REPORTS
WRITING JOURNAL ARTICLES
PRODUCING ORAL PRESENTATIONS
TREATING PARTICIPANTS WITH RESPECT
RECOGNISING OVERT AND COVERT RESEARCH
PRODUCING A CODE OF ETHICS
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Introduction to Research Methods

Introduction to Research Methods

Ratings: (0)|Views: 96 |Likes:
Published by Gary So

More info:

Categories:Types, Research, Science
Published by: Gary So on Jul 12, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

03/09/2013

pdf

text

original

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 4 to 125 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 129 to 178 are not shown in this preview.

Activity (11)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
laokoontas liked this
keshav_prasad_1 liked this
Narayana Swamy liked this
rishabhsamanta liked this
capitano2 liked this
Nasir Ali liked this
winterross liked this
Dan liked this
GVF liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->