” Questions 1) Identify the purpose of the research study and identify a phenomenon to explore. 2) Select an individual to learn about the phenomenon. 3) Pose initial research question(s). 4) Describe the researcher’s role (entry to the research site, reciprocity, and ethics) 5) Describe data collection methods 6) Describe appropriate strategies for analysis and interpretation of data. 7) Write a narrative account. Narrative Account Joe, a fifth grader does not mix up with other girls in her class. She studies in a school that is only meant for girls, meaning there is no coeducation in that school. Although Joe is not very fond of studies, yet she is always seen immersed in books in the free time in school. In the mid-break, she takes her lunch in the corner of the class and eats the sandwich quietly. While doing so, she makes sure she has some book with her. It can be said that books do her no good apparently because neither she participates in the intellectual discussions, nor her performance in the class tests is up to the mark of a student who gives half as much time to the books as she does. She has no friend in the class, though she makes sure she has one girl aside her when she has to move out of the class. That could be any girl…she just sticks with someone. Otherwise, within the class, she remains isolated. Her class-fellows think that she is too sensitive, so they frequently make fun of her. The researcher has the question, ‘Is reading books really the favorite pastime of Joe or it is just a refuge she seeks to avoid interaction with her class-fellows?” The research also wants to know, “What makes Joe have a girl beside her in the public when she doesn’t make bond with anyone inside the classroom?” To find answers to these questions, the researcher decides to interview Joe. The research also intends to talk to Joe’s parents, her teachers and at least five randomly selected girls from Joe’s class. The researcher particularly wants to know how Joe socializes with her family members as well as some events that have occurred in her childhood that might have a big role in making her what she is today. From the information collected from the interviewees, the researcher has prepared the narrative research report. 1. Identify the purpose of the research study and identify a phenomenon to explore. Answer: Purpose of this research was to investigate why Joe avoided hanging out with friends and seeked refuge in books. 2. Select an individual to learn about the phenomenon. Answer: Joe’s parents, five class-fellows and Joe herself were selected. 3. Pose initial research question(s). 3.1 Is reading books really the favorite pastime of Joe or it is just a refuge she seeks to avoid interaction with her class-fellows? 3.2 What makes Joe have a girl beside her in the public when she doesn’t make bond with anyone inside the classroom? 4. Describe the researcher’s role (entry to the research site, reciprocity, and ethics) Answer: Researcher approached Joe’s mother with help of the school administration. Martha convinced Joe to allow the
Narrative Approach Name Subject University Narrative Approach Narrative research is the study of the lives of individuals as told through the stories of their experience, including a discussion of the meaning of those experiences for the individual. Narrative research is conducted to increase understanding of central issues related to teaching and learning through the telling and retelling of teachers` stories…
The ethnographic technique that I undertook was as a passive observer. Under this technique, I observed very quietly whatever was happening around and the things that I had to notice. The primary reason for choosing this approach was because the purpose of the study could only be served through silent observation.
Such divisions can be further understood as with the progression of modern society technology became more evenly distributed (Labib 2009). The Heckscher Ohlin Model argues that this does not preclude the process of comparative advantage from occurring as capital endowments, such as infrastructure and an educated workforce, retain specific production advantage varieties (Labib 2009).
Qualitative research involves an interpretive and naturalistic approach to its subject matter. The data which makes a contribution to the research questions or any existing information is given priority by the research (Howitt, 2013). In the health care, to understand the values of the evidence from qualitative research to systematic reviews, it is important to consider the varied diffuse nature of evidence.
Some researchers appreciate the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative research paradigm and used mixed method approaches. The following article attempts to detail out the only qualitative research paradigm in light of its strengths and weaknesses.
Epistemological theories attempt to address the perception of reality, truth, justice and the pursuit of knowledge (Evers and Walker, 2005: 29). In science, there are two main theoretical approaches to research.
The Quantitative tradition relies on numerical data and has been associated with the positivist, empiricist and behaviorist schools of thought.
Modern studies in different areas of science are practically impossible without a comprehensive qualitative analysis in many aspects the methods employed are either used wrongly or have little practical effectiveness. As a result, many researchers reject empirical quantitative methods and make hypothesis based on their own vision of the problem that contradicts major principles of science, i.e.: verification of retrieved data.
With high drop out of fresh graduate nurses, the country's healthcare facilities are in danger of being ill equipped to provide optimum patient care. It is observed that the number of fresh nursing graduates exiting from the profession has been very high.
to establish why people have certain attitudes, behaviors, lifestyles, motivations and value systems among other characteristics (Qsrinternational, Nd). Normally, qualitative research is based on the analysis of information that is either formal or unstructured. As opposed to
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