QUALITATIVE

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QUALITATIVE
1 HISTORY
1.1 has been around for about a century in the Social Sciences field
2 CHARACTERISTICS
2.1 Emergent research design
2.2 works in a wide range of data
2.3 takes place in a natural setting
2.4 data can be interpreted through insider perspective
2.5 small samples of participants
2.6 research outcome depends on researcher's interpretation
3 WEAKNESSES
3.1 too complex
3.2 lacks methodological rigour
3.3 time-consuming
3.4 how to make sure that the results weren't influenced by the researcher's biases
4 STRENGTHS
4.1 Exploratory nature
4.2 making sense of complex situations
4.3 can answer 'why'
4.4 can broaden our understanding
4.5 suitable for longitudinal research
4.6 flexible when things go wrong
4.7 rich in research report
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