Qualitative Data Collection Case Study
Qualitative data collection provides more knowledge about the at-risk population, where it is often paramount to fully hear what they have to say, analyzing their views by keeping the data in their own words and avoid a tendency toward favoring majority population views and reductionism, (pg. 249).
2. What is the first step in qualitative data analysis? ANSWER - (c) Coding data.
Coding in qualitative data is usually an integral part of the data analysis process and can be carried out in a variety of ways. Dudley (2011), describe three types of coding, first there is “housing keeping” coding. Housekeeping coding …show more content…
Which of the two data collection approaches most effective in developing case studies? ANSWER – (a) unstructured interviews and participant observation.
A case study can illuminate the complexities of an individual, cultural group, family or neighborhood that is faced with special social circumstance, and the data collection approach in developing case studied are unstructured interview and participant observation. Both approaches can facilitate an open search for deeper meaning or unfamiliar explanations inherent in complex social circumstances, (pg.251).
4. Which of the following is an important strategy for analyzing responses to open-ended questions? ANSWER- (d) organizing the responses by category and frequency.
This strategy is useful in succinctly summarizing a large number of responses that are too numerous to absorb or include in a report in their original form. The general categories created from this strategy of data analysis are usually at the prenominal or nominal level of measurement and could be used as a set of response question in follow-up study, (pg. 253)
5. Which of the following is not a situation well-suited to theme analysis? ANSWER (d) data from an individual …show more content…
Theme analysis is a process of circular stages it is often lengthy and time consuming, because the amount of time needed will depend on how much narrative is to be analyzed, (pg.257).
7. Which of the following data collection approaches is most likely suited for theme analysis? ANSWER - (d) focus groups.
Focus group are used in studies to find out the views of several people on an issue. Members of focus group are selected because they have knowledge or expertise about a particular topic. Also, they can be used for developing a new program or numerous other services related purpose, (pg.146).
8. Why would a researcher use content analysis? ANSWER - (b) he or she wants to examine words with ambiguous meaning.
Content analysis, focuses specifically on the repetition of different types of recorded communication, such as word and phrase. It helps to answer questions central to communication research such as “Who says what to whom, why, how, and with what effect. Also, content analysis can be useful to social workers in examining terms with multiple and ambiguous meanings and intents such as “spirituality” or “clinical practice”,