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Qualitative Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Mixed Methods

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Designing for Emergence in Focus groups

Designing for Emergence in Focus Groups

 

     One of the most common pieces of advice in introductions to qualitative research is the need to alternate between data collection and data analysis. The common metaphor here is a cyclical rather than a linear process. Another name for this strategy is emergent design, where the original research design is only a starting point, which evolves over time. This contrasts to quantitative research, which typically…

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Posted on October 30, 2012 at 21:11

Are We Too Limited on Group Size? What About 2 or 3 Person “Mini-Groups”?

  

When I first became interested in focus groups, we were still receiving most of our advice about how to do focus groups from marketing researchers, where that advice often included groups as large as 9-12. Since then, the recommended size for social science focus groups has fallen to a range of 4 to 8. In other words, we have explored the upper sizes of the old range and found them too large for most of our purposes.

With regard to larger size groups, the most likely…

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Posted on January 15, 2012 at 20:58

Focus Groups are We Stuck in a Rut?

 

I put this blog posting ("Focus Groups are We Stuck in a Rut?") on the wall in the new group on "Focus Groups" so that we can keep all the comments in one place.

One of my goals in this section of Methodspace is to set up a blog, and add to it on a more or less monthly basis. Of course, I want this section be more than just my own ideas. So, there is lots of room for questions, comments, and other content here -- and even more room for discussion of those issues. In…

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Posted on August 30, 2011 at 0:00

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At 13:57 on October 31, 2012, Fatmah said…

Hello,

I am doing a research study on the information behaviour (i.e., how do people interact, approach, and use information for a variety of purposes: at work and home) of women researchers in Saudi Arabia and one of the things that I want to explore is the influence of cultural norms on the information behaviour of this group. Any ideas about what methodology would work to investigate how social and cultural factors (e.g., norms) influence people's information behaviour? specifically, what data collection techniques would help to elicit data about this? what sort of questions could be asked to elicit data about social norms?
I would like to hear and learn from your experience.
Thank you.
At 18:10 on November 28, 2010, mou ferdinand said…
thank you very much David for that brief insight. i think i have a lot of field notes and am presently doing the transcriptions. you are all right in your vision that data collection is not so much different from data analysis and i bear that idea. As for interpretation i think i will make use of my theoretical framework.
thank you Dave
Mou
At 9:15 on November 28, 2010, mou ferdinand said…
Hi David
sorry for the silence all this while. I went out to collect data on my topic which we last discussed on. While there i could not find any cyber you know Africa is still far back as far as communication is concern especially in rural areas as my area of study.your comments however helped me and i think am 85percent gone. Am about to start the analysis but i want to ask you what is the difference between data analysis and data interpretation.
Mou
At 18:26 on September 2, 2010, mou ferdinand said…
Thanks David i noticed i was not too far from the line. your comment has added more impetus to my work. i earliar decided to interview drivers, foerces of law and order, road safety workers, victims both former and present, health staff and those resident along the major roads where these accidents occur. but my worry is based on the multiplicity of the various tribes that make up the locality under study and nearly all tribes of the country are found there. Cameroon has over 250 tribes meaning the perceptions will be diverse as compared if i were to study only the original tribes. and i was thinking to also consider the number of years informants has been living in the locality. Thank you David and i still expect your comments if your don't mind.
Ferdinand
At 13:45 on August 31, 2010, mou ferdinand said…
thank you David
At 13:44 on August 31, 2010, mou ferdinand said…
my research topic is cultural perception of road accidents and the community concern is cosmopolitant. what can be the most suitable research design that can help me in this study.
At 8:52 on April 14, 2009, Patrick Brindle said…
Thanks, David, that's a good suggestion. I'll see what can be done.
Patrick
 
 
 

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