Cultural Differences In Qualitative Research

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I believe it`s important to note that there`s no single, accepted way of carrying out a research. Indeed, how researchers proceed depends on upon a range of factors, including their beliefs about the nature of the social world, the nature of knowledge and how it can be acquired, the purposes, and the goals of the research, its participants or I would say the audience and time and environment in which they`re conducting. Differences in the mix of these factors have led to numerous variations in the types of approaches to how one asks a question.
That being said, when we seek to explain “what” is the certain events, issue or process is, “how” and “why” they came to be, we`re necessarily asking questions that can be answered using qualitative
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Selecting primary source materials for a historiography is not straightforward as the selection process tends to prioritize one document over the other and it`s inevitable. But again it varies and we can always minimize the amount of selection bias when doing a research. One researcher collect lots of evidences at first as a base, then from there he/she come up with his/her thesis and conclusion while the other use evidence in support of a …show more content…
Of course, using bottom-line scores to summarize elaborate usability study outcomes neglects details that take 273 pages to explain. When I read reports from other people 's research, I usually find that their qualitative study results are more credible and trustworthy than their quantitative results. It 's a dangerous mistake to believe that statistical research is somehow more scientific or credible than insight-based observational research. In fact, most statistical research is less credible than qualitative studies.
Quantitative studies must be done exactly right in every detail or the numbers will be deceptive. There are so many pitfalls that you 're likely to land in one of them and get into trouble. If you rely on numbers without insights, you don 't have backup when things go wrong. You 'll stumble down the wrong path, because that 's where the numbers will lead.
Qualitative studies are less brittle and thus less likely to break under the strain of a few methodological weaknesses. Even if your study isn 't perfect in every last detail, you 'll still get mostly good results from a qualitative method that relies on understanding users and their observed

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