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Thematic analysis

foundational method, identifies themes which emerge from the data

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Grounded theory

identifies themes used to derive theories, data collection continues until emerging themes ‘exhausted’

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Discourse analysis

interested in the use of language, features of speech within data, how meaning is constructed

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Interpretative phenomenological analysis

understanding experience of particular group of people

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Content analysis

categorising information in the data, less qualitative

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Advantages of qual

-Rich source of data
-Often naturalistic
-Hypothesis and theory gneration

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Disadvatnages of qual

-Difficult to test findings
-Hard to generalise
-Small samples

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Advantages of quan

-Testing theory and hypotheses
-Generalise findings
-Large samples

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Disadvantages of quan

-Data is not rich
-Often not naturalistic
-Tendency for confirmation bias

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What is triangulation?

When different methods converge on similar findings

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What is pragmatism?

The idea that combining qualitative and quantitative methods balance out weaknesses in both

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What are the three components of triangulation?

-Complementary
-Diverging
-Converging

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What is partial vs fully mixed?

Partial: using both methods and then integrating them
Full mixing: experiment with both quan and qual responses

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What is concurrent vs sequential

Whether methods are displayed together or one after the other

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What is equal status vs dominant

Whether a questionnaire has approx. similar amounts of qual and quant, vs a method which is outweighed by the other

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Limitations of mixed methods?

-Research is more complex to carry out
-Need to know more about a variety of methods and how o mixed them appropriately
-Time consuming
-More expensive
-Poor mixing may lead to 'weak' designs

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What does content analysis require to be quantified?

coding

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What are the rules about coding?

-Coding scheme must be explicit with each category strongly defined
-Categories must not be too broad or too narrow, must not overlap
-Strong coding ensures strong reliability

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Auditory/visual detail:

reference to something seen or heard

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Contextual embedding:

temporal or spatial detail

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Speech hesitation:

use of filler sounds

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 Speech rate:

number of words per minute

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 Cognitive operations:

evidence of thought, reasoning or belief

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 Speech error:

repetition, slip of tongue, incomplete sentence

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 Pause:

longer than one second

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 Latency period:

elapse between question and answer