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EMCCC Thesis: Research Methods

THIS GUIDE SHOWCASES LIBRARY RESOURCES TO HELP YOU MASTER THESIS RELATED RESEARCH.

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Qualitative methods

Worldview: Constructivist, based on behavior observation, participatory 

Strategies:Ethnography, Grounded theory, Case studies,narrative research

Typically will use: Open-ended questions, interview data, observation data, document data, and audio-visual data, text and image analysis, pattern analysis.

Quantitative Methods

Worldview: Post-positivist

Strategies: Survey research, Experimental research 

Typically will use: Instrument based questions, performance data, attitude data, census data, statistical analysis & interpretation

Mixed methods

Worldview: pragmatic, collects both quantitative & qualitative data

Strategies:Sequential mixed methods,Concurrent mixed methods,Transformative mixed methods

Typically will use: both open and close ended questions, multiple form of data, statistical & text analysis.

Tip

In the PsycINFO database, look at the limiters on the search screen, under Methodology, you can find some of these keywords and use them to see sample articles using these strategies. 

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