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profit distribution in social enterprises; 3. the relationship between profit distribution and social responsibilities of social enterprises; 4. how to balance the internal and external profit distribution in social enterprises; 5. the reasonable ratio of profit distribution.
6.0 research approach and methodology
I will apply both quantitative and qualitative approaches to analyze my research. This hybrid approach is more conducive to information collection; which is advantageous to the completion of my research.
By using the quantitative method, I can refer directly to specific existing network data and start analyzing; hence, I can learn the pattern of profit distribution in
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Evidence of Quality in Qualitative Research
Quality in qualitative research is an evolving concern as the pursuit of research as per qualitative methodology progresses. Thus to ensure that quality, trustworthiness, and credibility of my research data are of measured standard within the realm of research, a researcher needs to develop reflexive skills towards interrogating prevailing assumptions from the researcher’s perspective and critiquing self in order to eliminates personal influences and biases. However, this would be hinged on some fundamentals criteria that serves as a basis; thus, Tracy (2010) affirmed that eight key markers are associated with quality in
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Qualitative Research Article Critique
Grand Canyon University
Introduction to Nursing Research
July 21, 2012
Qualitative Research Article Critique
Deciding to proceed with a surgical procedure is not always easy to achieve. Financial concerns are considered due to the time off of work that is necessary for the recovery process. Reduction in income due to surgical procedures can place a hardship on society as well as the patient. The following paper is a critique of a qualitative research article published in 2010 by BMC Gastroenterology titled “Assessing factors influencing return back to work after cholecystectomy” (Keus, De Vries, Gooszen, & Van
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Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Research Independientemente del paradigma de investigación, la calidad de las preguntas manejan los métodos de investigación. Como supuestos iniciales se plantea que las aproximaciones cualitativa y cuantitativa no están separadas y discretas, sino más bien son una aproximación conjunta continua. Se debe diferenciar metodología mixta de métodos mixtos, donde la integración de las aproximaciones se da en todas las etapas del estudio de investigación. Se considera una aproximación mixta ya que se pueden plantear dos tipos de preguntas de investigación, se tienen dos tipos de procedimiento de muestro (probabilístico y deliberado), dos
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Running Head: IMC 612 Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research 1
Comparing the Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Marketing
IMC 612 Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research 2
Qualitative vs. Quantitative
Though qualitative and quantitative researches differ in their methodologies and philosophies, they both contribute to an overall research plan, and act to uncover the motives and feelings of the consumer. At their very essence the two types of research employ different reasoning and as such, each method has its
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Qualitative Article:A Women's Place is in the Home: Females and Residential BurglaryThis article uses a qualitative research method. Qualitative research involves analyzing and interpreting texts and interviews in order to discover meaningful patterns descriptive of a particular phenomenon (Adler & Clarke, 2008, p.13.). The method has been adopted to investigate the research question. The research question is; what involvement do women have in residential burglaries. This research question is analysed by comparing female characteristics with their male counterparts and, through primary investigation, into the roles female burglars play during offences.The article contains two literature
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Qualitative Study of Reasons for (Non) Participation in Physical Recreation
Gold Coast Campus
The objective of this qualitative study is to investigate and compare the responses of both single men and women who do not participate in physical recreation.
The first part of this report will primarily focus on a brief review of research material gathered in relation to the objective of this study.
Secondly this report will give a short description of the research method used to gather the data for the quantitative research and thirdly it will discuss and describe the major reason for the non-participation in physical recreation of single men and
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Qualitative Article Review:
In this article, Assistive Devices for Children with Functional Impairments: Impact on Child and Caregiver Function, the authors, Stacey Henderson, Heather Skelton and Peter Rosenbaum, aim to determine the impact of assistive devices on the components of functioning as defined by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The ICF is both a model for considering functioning and a classification system to describe health status. It defines health as the result of a dynamic interaction between a person’s domains (Body Structure and Function, Activity, and Participation
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D1 – Qualitative and quantitative
What is qualitative?
Qualitative is represented as judgment quality of something for example colour and appearance. When checking the quality of something you don’t need to measure and weight of it, so numbers are not required to identify the substances.
What is quantitative?
Quantitative is checking the quantity of something such as the weight, mass and area to ensure to ensure accuracy of that specific substance. By doing this you would know the exact amount/ weight of the substance or equipment that you are using.
The titration that we carried out was both qualitative and quantitative. For example when we made the standard solution for
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industry at the first stage and analyzing organizational, departmental, group and individuals training needs in the traditional sector of industry. But in the final stage this paper tries to answer the following research questions:
1. What are the most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the stone industry? (focusing on human resources trends and circumstances)
2. What are the ten important training needs in both managerial and production line levels?
3. How and by what kind of training programs the existing skill gap can be filled effectively?
Using the following qualitative methods, the project was specifically conducted to test
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Quantitative Risk Assessment
Quantitative Risk Assessment
The following paper will cover a revision to the Kudler Fine Foods newsletter with coupons for a promotional items project background clarifying the project scope, requirements, schedule, quality and constraints. This paper will also include an updated risk identification framework, qualified and quantified risk matrix, and prioritized risk register.
Revised Project Background
The basic project is the design of a monthly newsletter with coupons for promotional items using the current customer demographic database. The project timeline is 9
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NT2580: Unit 6 Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Assessment Analysis
Qualitative Risk Assessment Single loss expectancy (SLE) : Total loss expected from a single incident Annual rate of occurrence (ARO): Number of times an incident is expected to occur in a year Annual loss expectancy (ALE): Expected loss for a year
ALE = SLE X ARO
Safeguard value: Cost of a safeguard or control
Scenario: Richman Investments provides high-end smartphones to several employees. The value of each smartphone is $500, and approximately 1,000 employees have these company-owned devices. In the past year, employees have lost or damaged 75 smartphones .
With this inforr.nation, calculate the
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Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts: Part 1
May 31, 2015
Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts: Part 1
To comprehend business research specifications and hypotheses there must be an informative awareness of by what means to differentiate among qualitative and quantitative approaches of research. To set apart the research and utilize the qualitative approaches it provides the framework opposed to completely identifying with the results and findings that are found in quantitative approach. Clark (2010) “Engaging with qualitative research as a participant, respondent, subject, or informant is non-compulsory” (para. 2). The research captures what
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market but most important is customer area. It consists of collection of data, analysis and finding to a particular research question (Kotler, 2010).
The marketing research can be of various types based on certain criteria (See appendix 1) but main are of two; one is qualitative and other is quantitative. Quantitative research and quantitative research show certain fundamental differences. Quantitative research is based on the numbers or arithmetic data, which is based on the significance of numbers. There are various methods like statistical techniques and tabulation of data or diagram presentation to standardized and analyse the data.
On the other side, qualitative data is based on the
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prediction is accurate. Those who need this information can progress.
Any human service field will require research to determine the needs of their target population. The way the economy has been recently a surplus of human services organization has been in high demand and a surplus of homelessness, joblessness, domestic violence, and suicides; therefore, an assessment of the possible increase of the different occurrences. The answer can be found through a scientific research. For the human service organization one would follow the steps of the scientific method to determine the information.
In human service research qualitative and quantitative research can be useful, depending on the
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This study was done to inform patients and others that end of life decisions can be done, in advance, without having a terminal diagnosis. Palliative is a process created to prevent patients from suffering, at the end of their life.
This is an evidence-based nursing study, using the qualitative research method. The clinical scenario is based upon the writer and researchers working on a palliative care unit. On this unit there are many opportunities to discuss end of life decisions with patients and family members. This study was done to improve palliative care and end of life issues with hopes of achieving a better outcome, with patients and their families.
The reason for this
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from researches is reliable and gives a clear view of reality, but wrong correlations within a study can be made. At large, quantitative methods produce hypotheses and show connections between variables.
Interpretivists, conversely, use subjective methods of research. Qualitative can be used for examining people’s belief, attitudes and experiences. It doesn’t try to find one objective truth and usually examines the social world and data can be collected through interviews, focus groups, existing data and observations (Ravallion, M., 2002). Although data is collected from a small sample, it doesn’t mean that results are irrelevant. It uses interpretations to create theories. For example
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. The steps in the process of scientific inquiry will be reviewed along with why each of these steps must be included to support the scientific method. A human services research example of the scientific method that identifies each of the steps involved in the process of scientific inquiry will also be provided. Likewise, the terms quantitative and qualitative research will be defined and an explanation of the manner in which they differ as well as relate to the human services field and the scientific method will be included along with specific examples of what sort of study is appropriate for each methodology and an explanation why. The term mixed method research will then be defined and the
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alignment the problem statement is developed from and justified by the “need” or “defined gap” defined by the Literature.
The learner’s choice for this study is qualitative design. The prospectus clearly states the research questions the study will answer, and describes the phenomenon to be studied.
Significance of the Study
In this section the learner identified and described the significance of the study and the implications of the potential results based on the research questions and problem statement. The questions also help investigate further, the phenomenon that is studied. This section also described how the research fits within and will contribute to the
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There are different types of Marketing Research and each type has its place in attempting to answer questions and meet the needs of an organization. Marketing research can be broken down many ways. One of the most common is to group research into quantitative versus qualitative methodology.
Qualitative research is usually exploratory in nature and is useful for uncovering insights into research questions that may not be well defined or no previous research has been done in the area. Methodologies include focus groups, in-depth one-on-one interviews, observation, etc. Qualitative research is defined by:
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Smaller sample sizes (i.e. < 30 respondents
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prediction in behavior. Within quantitative research studies, a theory is presented and eventually a hypothesis that will back up the viewpoint until data is analyzed to either confirm or disconfirm the hypothesis that is presented. Within the quantitative research question presented above, the independent variable is the abuse of animals and poor social bonds and the dependent variable is the occurrence of adolescent criminal behavior.
If this study were to wear a qualitative lens, the research question would be: How do adolescents describe their participation in animal abuse as a child and their social bonds to others as a predicting factor of adolescent criminal behavior? Research questions
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Qualitative research may be conducted to diagnose a situation, screen alternatives or discover new ideas. It is useful when research problems and issues are unclear, and it helps researchers understanding complex situation and research problems (William G., Steven, Ben, Hume & Barry J., 2011).
Qualitative research takes an interpretive, naturalistic approach to its subject matter; qualitative researchers study things in their natural settings, attempting to make sense of, or interpret, phenomena in terms of the meanings that people bring to them (Denzin NK and Lincoln YS, 1994). It begins by accepting that there is a range of different ways of making sense
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restrictions of the national curriculum. The school settings chosen all had free drawing and writing areas where children could come and go freely. Because of the casual and free nature of the sessions Coates had no choice over which children she could observe she merely had a choice from those who chose to participate in activities in the drawing area. In order to minimise disruption to the setting Coates decided to make notes rather than use video or audio recordings. Coates decided on a qualitative method, principally because there was such a small sample. In consideration of the ethical issues of involving children in her research Coates’ use of note taking as opposed to videoing made it
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interaction, so the entire process of data collection is removed from the social environment which the survey purports to study (Platt 1972, in Finch 1986:159). Also, because the survey is fully formulated before data collection begins, it is not possible for the researcher to respond to unforeseen issues which arise during the data collection process, while qualitative methods permit this (Finch 1986:169).Quantitative methods, as used by governments, research commissioners and researchers, require research participants to fit their responses into a predetermined framework. The historical pedigree of these methods is attached to the 'modernist grand narrative' (Tilley 1999:97) approach to
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). Compression bandaging is the best method for management of leg ulcer and healing occurs in effective, timely manner (Annells,O”Neill&Flowers,2008). This paper will focus on qualitative research critique on a study conducted in Australia in one of the community health centers on “Compression bandaging for venous leg ulcers: the essentialness of a willing patient”
Research problem and purpose
Venous leg ulcers cause undesirable experiences such as pain, limited mobility and social seclusion. Long term care requirements increase health care economic burden (Annells, O”Neill & Flowers, 2008). Compression bandaging is the best practice for the
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them to replace phrases
Dissertation writing process
* Deductive approach:
* Theory tested throughobservation of the empirical world
* Inductive approach:
* Observation of the empirical worldin order to developtheory
* Qualitative data
* Deals with descriptions
* Data can be observed, but not measured
* E.g. color, taste
* Quantitative data
* Deals with numbers
* Data can be measured
* E.g. length, speed
* Represents ALL possible measurement or outcomes that are of interest to us in a particular study
* Refers to a portion of the population, that is representative for
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The research will adopt a qualitative approach in an attempt to connect the relationship between homelessness in Australia and rising cases of health issues. In this research, an attempt will be made to assess the special needs of homeless people in order to recommend the best ways of providing health care for them. A qualitative research is justified in this attempt since the researcher will only access a few respondents but will have enough time to do an in depth interview with some of them (Morse, 1994, p 26). This method will also help the researcher address questions such as why the homeless are homeless and also analyze probable causes of ill health among the homeless.
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Analyzing the Research
Anne Marie Wouapet
NURS 4000 Section 07, Research and Scholarship for Evidence-based Practice
June, 21, 2015
Analyzing the Research
In both the two educational research materials, it is evident that there are two research approaches – the qualitative and the quantitative methods displayed. Researchers who employ these two paradigms of research are considered as either qualitative or quantitative researchers. Studies reveal that these researchers at no instance cross into employing another research method into their work. For instance, a qualitative researcher cannot cross into the confines of the quantitative researchers and vice
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chronological continuum, but overlap and persist; however there will often be a prevailing paradigm at any given time.
Research is undertaken as theory verification or theory generation. Wolcott (1992, cited in Punch, 2011) describes this as 'theory first or theory after'. Verification, starts with a theory from which a hypothesis is derived; a design through which this hypothesis may be tested is produced. Often quantitative analysis is used for here. Generation aims to deduced a theory from data collected during research. Qualitative research is often used. Grounded theory is an explicit theory generation strategy; it was developed as a reaction to the repeated use of theory verification
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How did Unilever use qualitative and quantitative research (see Chapter 16) to develop the positioning claim for Lifebuoy?
Unilever use the qualitative and quantitative research to develop a positioning claim. They use quantitative research by using the lab to prove that they killed more germs than competitors by do it quicker in only 10 seconds and qualitative by presenting that to consumer. They developed positioning out of this because of how many germs and the quickness they got a lead because their market is children, and children tend to wash their hands quick, so the more germs kills in quicker time is good for children. Besides that, over the course
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setting, and would allow me to get to know that person a little bit before possibly learning something so personal about them, such as whether or not they have been or will be divorced.
Because of my particular goal and/or purpose of my research, that being finding out what is felt about and what sort of truth there is to the relationship between being a police officer and being divorced, my interview and data-gathering process would probably include some quantitative research such as, statistics or some other numerical data. However, I personally prefer qualitative research over quantitative. Quantitative research is more numerical, while qualitative research involves words and pictures
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this is usually time consuming and expensive but it is very reliable as its come directly from Kellogg’s consumers so this means it is specific for them so this type of research cannot be wrong.There many different ways of doing so for example agencies could be used for data collecting for example, street interviews or a questionnaire. This is a systematic list of questions that obtain valuable feedback directly from the consumers.
Kellogg's used various different methods of primary data collection. Primary market data may involve qualitative research or quantitative research. Both types of data are valuable in understanding what consumers want or need.
Qualitative data is concerned more about opinions, feelings and attitudes. Quantitative data is in numerical form and is usually gathered from a large sample of respondents
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Market Research Implementation Plan: Research Tools
Evaluation of beneficial research tools for the Yankee management in determining the directional goals for the organization will be the focus. Research tools yielding consideration will include primary and secondary research tools with contrast, and comparison of the tools assessed. The applicability of the selected research tools providing resulting of the most applicable tool and the least applicable tool.
Primary Research Tools
Primary research tools provide firsthand information related to the study of determining the fan support of proposed price increases to achieve a Major League Baseball (MLB) championship. A qualitative
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between sponsorship and creation of market efficiency .
d. Research objective (research goal)
Research Goal: Studying various types of sponsorship in business and their followed market benefits.
Sub-question: What’s the role of sponsorship in business?
What’s the market benefits that sponsorship can follow ?
f. Method for data collection
Qualitative Research, Because Author gave various types of sponsorship and followed examples, respectively.
Programme sponsorship: E.g Coronation Street by Cadbury’s or HSBC sponsorship of advertise and films- typically, this is used at the start of a TV programme, during the interval and at the end.
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overall argument, the notion that rural workingmen are facing challenges due to their cultural beliefs and views on identity holds some form of consistency as proven by the qualitative and interpretivist research techniques.A Qualitative researcher studies spoken and written representations and records of human experience. (Punch, 2005 p168) During the initial research phase, Wierenga conducted a qualitative type of research, which involved interviewing thirty-two participants who were picked based on a criteria of diversity including different classes, gender and ethnicity backgrounds. Narratives of the thirty-two participants were then collected and analyzed. Later in the research
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able to show that 75% of participants agreed that biometric technologies would be successful in protecting the rights and confidentiality of patients when healthcare providers were accessing their electronic health (Flores, Win, Susilo, 2010).
Statistical significance of Findings
In research the statistical significance of the research finding is said to be significant when data has been tested and analyzed; and is more than likely true as a result of testing and not that of chance. Surveys and face-to-face interviews were used in the study for adaption of biometric technologies to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research. Based upon the 75% likeliness of adaption
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UNIT 10 TASK 1- DEFINING MARKETING RESEARCH
Market research is the process of gathering, analyzing and interpreting information about a market, about a product or service to be offered for sale in that market, and about the past, present and potential customers for the product or service; research into the characteristics, spending habits, location and needs of your business's target market, the industry as a whole, and the particular competitors you face .
The three types of market research to be focused on are ; primary research, quantitative and qualitative research and secondary research. There are however reasons why these market researches are used or needed.
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chose a method that combined both quantitative and qualitative research. The qualitative steps would bring out ideas and give a base with which to understand the target customers. The quantitative part validates the results of the qualitative research across a greater population.
3. Develop a research design and explain what behaviors, demographics, and lifestyle components you deem important and why.
Because Saxonville Sausage Company has to do a lot of research to find the new information they needed that would help give them a better idea on how to market their product. They began with a team of 10 colleagues who started with a four step process; the first step being to collect
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a pacifier. Evidence has suggested the use of a dummy may reduce a baby's desire to suck, which is necessary to stimulate the supply of milk, leading to diminishing interest in the breast (Independent , 2006). Therefore the reader is curious to learn more around the debate for the use of a pacifier in order to promote this recommendation in practice.
In order to do this three papers were chosen to be critiqued. Two quantitative studies and one qualitative on the use of a pacifier and the reduction of SIDS. Qualitative research in simple terms involves in-depth understanding of the reasons for and meanings of human behaviour (Aveyard, 2010), and involves subjective analysis of participant
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usage of internet intervened research is increasing exponentially; especially the rise of the World Wide Web in 1990s ignited this growth (Buchanan, 2005). Buchanan also pinpoints some disciplines approaching from social sciences group to humanities, use various types of internet places for conducting research and experiments (Buchanan, 2005). For instance, some methods use the internet for conducting online surveys. A lot of people know online surveys have got enormous popularity.
Buchanan also describes virtual research techniques and the method of implication of classical methodologies in virtual space. Buchanan says both quantitative and qualitative research techniques are implemented in
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quantitative research methods include experiments, quasi-experiments, surveys, sophisticated statistical analysis, structured interviews and observation. Miller and Brewer (2003) Suggested that 'structured interviews are very similar to questionnaires in that they use a standard format consisting of pre-determined questions in a fixed order', so it is a kind of quantitative methods. (Miller and Brewer, 2003)There are two general methodological approaches in the social sciences that are quantitative and qualitative, and in this journal, the authors used quantitative methods.Quantitative method is a system of subjecting data or information to empirical analysis to assist researcher in reaching a
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The essential goal of mixed methods research is to tackle a given research question from any relevant angle, making use where appropriate of previous research and/or more than one type of investigative perspective. Sometimes referred to as mixed methodology, multiple methodology or multi-methodology research, mixed methods research offers you the best of both worlds: the in-depth, contextualized, and natural but more time-consuming insights of qualitative research coupled with the more-efficient but less rich or compelling predictive power of quantitative research. These approaches are far more comprehensive than attacking a problem from only one point of view and, with the emergence of
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Although numerous previous researches covered the challenges of building fashion brands, this research aimed to find out much deeper information to present challenges of building fashion brands in Shanghai, a modern city of China.
This research was a explore research. The key data were from primary research. Both quantitative approach and qualitative approach were adopted. The entire participants were selected through a convenient sample for the reason that it is easy to access to the respondents. Thus, it is a time-saving way of sampling.
In the quantitative research, 171 questionnaires were collected and 138 of them were valid questionnaires. 77 questionnaires were
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In the previous chapters I have discussed the stressors related to being the child of military personnel, the related risk factors associated with becoming a the target of peer victimization, and the assets that the bioecological model can provide as a lens for further exploring this issue. In this chapter I will discuss the specific methods that I will employ to generate research on the topic at hand and express the possible benefits in addressing the issue of identifying and assisting military student’s who are experiencing bullying issues.
This study used a qualitative, longitudinal approach in researching the risk factors and effects of possibly bullying for military youth
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There are multiple methods or tools for conducting research in social studies, but these can be distilled into two broad categories: qualitative and quantitative studies.
The qualitative method of research will include personal testimony, photographs, films and news stories. This will be a true life story example of social injustice told by the person who was directly involved and affected by inequality. Qualitative case study often uses personal testimony of individuals or groups of people to explore their experience of social injustice, therefore they produce more detailed information than statistical analysis.
Quantitative evidence is designed in a way that makes
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“Asses the view that interpretivist methods are the most appropiate methods for researching society”
Bryman argued that Interpretive Sociology, also known as Phenomenological approaches, is set out to understand varieties of human behaviour by being able to emphatize with it. In order to do this, interpretive sociologist use interpretivist methods. This essay will asses wheter these methods are the most appropiate ones for researching society, focusing on Ethnographic research, Focus groups and Sampling.
First of all, it is important to understand why do interpretive researchers prefer interpretivist methods, also known as qualitative methods. Qualitative methods are any type of
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study as having been measured by official police statistics, surveys of victims, or self-admission reports. Different measures may yield slightly different pictures and therefore should be defined. Similarly, recidivism may be defined by means of rearrests rates, incarceration (imprisonment or jail) rates, or other measures that could produce quite different assessments of the success or failure of programs.
Evaluation and analyzing research
The mere selection of a subject for investigation is only the beginning. One must now formulate hypotheses, define key concepts, indicate appropriate operationalization, or decide upon a qualitative sensitizing approach, decide upon research
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RE: RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICS CONCEPTS WORKSHEET
Research Design and Statistics Concepts Worksheet
University of Phoenix
Research Design and Statistics Concepts Worksheet
|Concept |Application of Concept in Scenario |Reference to Concept in Reading |
|Four Levels of Measurements: |Refer to Small Business Card Instrument in the simulation. |(Lind, et al, 2004, |
|Nominal |Newest board member of USA World Bank, Ms. Bea formed the |pp. 10-13) |
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expectations towards organized play. The boys were more likely than the girls to have organized play as an expectation (Brownlow, 2012, p244).
The data that Bigelow and La Gaipa collected from this research was initially in qualitative form as it was collected in written text.
This was then converted to quantitative data by comparing the childrenâ€™s essays to the list of the twenty one categories of expectations that Bigelow and La Gaipa and constructed.
The data was converted by the researchers as they were not looking for individual childrenâ€™s expectations, they were looking for more widespread, common comparisons. Quantitative data was also easier for the researchers