Research Methods

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Sociology Mind Map on Research Methods, created by hodaanahmedmusa on 04/21/2013.

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1 Survey&Questionnaire
1.1 Survey invloves collecting information from more than a few people. And the usual method is by Questionnaires.
1.1.1 Questionnaires are a list of questions, they can be open or closed. Researchers usually try out their Questions on a small number of people to see ..

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  • Open - ( What is your favorite school dinner?) Closed - ( Do you like school dinners?)
1.1.1.1 ..... if it can be improved, This is called Pilot Study.
2 Interviews
2.1 An Interview is a meeting between 2 or more people where one of them trying to get information.
2.1.1 There are 3 types of interviews Structured, Unstructured and Semi-Structured
2.1.1.1 Semi-Structured Interview is a mixture of structured and unstructured. There are set Questions but the Interviewer is free to add new ones.
3 Observations
3.1 Observation involves watching an activity to learn something about the people doing it. There are different types of this,
3.1.1 Participant/Non-participant/Covert/Overt
3.2 There is more Ethical Issues for this type of research e.g. People have the right to know they are being observed.

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