Answer each in at least 75 words 1 reasoning PBS Crash Course Considering your research questions how could you use 2023
Answer each in at least 75 words.
1.reasoning: PBS Crash Course
Considering your research questions, how could you use an inductive approach? How would a deductive approach differ? How would the conclusions you could draw from each approach differ for your research question?
“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away” – 1 Corinthians 13:8
Mail delivery method is when a survey is mailed to a person’s home or place of employment where they are responsible for reading and following the instructions to complete the survey and then mail it back to the researcher (Gordon, 2016). Which is similar to the take home survey because it is also self-administered? Both methods produce low response rates and are not as expensive as other delivery methods with take home surveys being the least expensive out of the two. Additionally, mail method is time intensive and take home is not.
Since the social problem that I chose to research has to do with population that may not have access to Internet or phone or have may have a language barrier that will hinder them from participating in the survey, I think in person would be the most suitable delivery method. Some of the drawbacks could be the researcher getting emotionally involved during the survey and because it is in person the researcher has a greater chance of influencing the respondents answers.
Three types of research topics that are best suited for survey research are attitudes, social trends, and demographic characteristics. I chose these three because the data can be quantitative, results can usually represent more than just the respondent, and the research can be replicated. Also, since the questions for these three types of research topics are close ended and the answers are multiple choice the researcher should be able to remain objective.
What can you add to this idea?
3. Online surveys are self-administered surveys, like mail surveys, but you have to take extra precautions because of the security risk of the internet (Gordon, 2016). There are clear steps that need to be taken to let the respondent know they are taking a survey, what kind of questions are going to be asked, giving them an informed consent, and assuring respondent of confidentiality. With a phone survey you have a researcher contacting each of the responders. It is more expensive then online surveys because it isn’t self-administered. “The status of your survey as confidential or anonymous depends on whether you are using random digit dialing or whether you are working from a list (Sample Frame) of specific individuals (Gordon, 2016).” You do go through almost the same steps to perform the survey except the researcher is speaking to the respondent and informing them of everything that the survey entails and obtaining the informed consent.
For my social problem that I chose I believe the best mode of survey would be face-to-face survey. I do not believe that most of the respondents will have access to the internet, would participate in a mail survey, or have a phone. I think the drawback of this type of research method is respondents not being as open as I would like them to be because it isn’t anonymous. I would say that three research topics that would be well suited for surveys would be customer satisfaction, sleep problems, and polls for political views.
What is your opinion on this?
4. The interpretivist methodology is looking at the world through observing and ethnography. With interpretivist methodology the goal is to understand the perspective of your participants as fully and deeply as possible (Gordon, 2016). Interpretivist is also qualitative and not quantitative as you are looking at understanding something and not looking at the numbers aspect of the research. With positive methodology you are looking at performing research as scientifically as possible and is used to test theories by breaking them down into small units called hypotheses, and then testing them to see if the data support the hypothesis, and thus the theory (Gordon, 2016). Positive methodology differs with interpretivist methodology because it is performing quantitative research and it is looking at things numerically. From looking at positive methodology I see that interaction with participants is very different than when you are using interpretivist methodology.
What do you think of the interpretivist methodology?