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Research design and methods for studying cultures

Victor C. De Munck

Research design and methods for studying cultures

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Published by Altamira Press in Lanham .
Written in English

  • Ethnology -- Research -- Methodology,
  • Ethnology -- Methodology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementVictor de Munck.
    LC ClassificationsGN345 .D45 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22685001M
    ISBN 109780759111431, 9780759111448, 9780759111592
    LC Control Number2008048566

    b) whether the research question is judged to be a good research question by those outside the study. c) the question of whether or not social scientific findings are applicable to people's every day, natural social settings. Chapter 3 SURVEY RESEARCH A survey is a method of collecting data in a followed up with the same questions in a current study. Although this method carries the advantage of reduced time and funds, it also requires the study in advance, if the research design is developed before the start ofFile Size: 1MB.

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Research design and methods for studying cultures by Victor C. De Munck Download PDF EPUB FB2

I found this book mentioned on an online research website for a current college program. My current project in cultural research requires me to apply theoretical methods to field research and writing.

There are very few books that address this kind of work, and I find this text book fills my requirements.5/5(3). As an academic researcher the use of Case Study Methods is essential to many qualitative studies.

Yin was an early adapter to Case Study, and continues to lead the way with best practices and insight on how best to utilize Case Study Methods.

Invaluable work for academia, and easy to follow and understand for new and seasoned researchers by:   The book offers a clear definition of the case study method as well as discussion of design and analysis techniques.

The Fifth Edition has been updated with nine new case studies, three new appendices, seven tutorials presented at the end of relevant chapters, increased coverage of values and ethics, expanded discussion on logic models, a brief 5/5(1).

Research Design and Research Methods 47 research design link your purposes to the broader, more theoretical aspects of procedures for conducting Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Research, while the following section will examine decisions about research methods as a narrower, more technical aspect of procedures.

Yin has authored nearly journal articles and books. His first book on the case study method, Case Study Research: Design and Methods () is in its fifth edition.

He has edited two case study anthologies (Yin, ; and ) and has most recently authored a new text on qualitative research methods (Yin, ). Dr/5(8). Researching Culture. Qualitative Method and Cultural Studies methods for the study of language and interaction - semiotics, narrative analysis, conversation analysis and discourse analysis; and quantitative analysis in terms of its relevance to data produced by research on culture.

This book offers students with a cultural slant. Miles and Huberman () in order to legitimate the qualitative design of their study. The design of case studies in Yin's book relates data to propositions, e.g. by pattern matching.

This stems from the fact that Yin views the purpose of case study research, amongst others, as theory development. As such, theoretical propositions are a starting.

research Design thus, often when the universe of study is an unidentified community, this design fo rms the first step of research, after which other types of research designs c Author: Inaam Akhtar. Sociologists use many different designs and methods to study society and social behavior.

Most sociological research involves ethnography, or “field work” designed to depict the characteristics of a population as fully as possible. Cross‐sectional, in which scientists study a number of individuals of different ages who have the same trait.

study and Genetic research. (ii) Cross-Sectional Research: Examples of this category are Experimental and Survey Research. (D) On the basis of method of research: On the basis of research method we may classify a research into five different categories.

(i) Philosophical Research: It is purely qualitative in nature and we areFile Size: 1MB. Chapter 4: Research methodology and design whether these researchparadigms are necessarily opposed or whether they can be seen as contributing a different role in the same study.

Positivism The positivist paradigm of exploring social reality is based on the philosophical ideas of the French Philosopher August Size: KB. The goal of correlational research is to determine whether or not a relationship exists between two variables, and if a relationship does exist, the number of commonalities in that relationship.

A researcher may use case‐study methods, surveys, interviews, and observational research to discover correlations. The book is designed for use by students on upper-level undergraduate and taught Masters-level courses as well as postgraduate research students and cultural studies researchers more will be of enormous value across all fields of study involved in cultural enquiry.

Research design is a plan to answer your research question. A research method is a strategy used to implement that plan. Research design and methods are different but closely related, because good research design ensures that the data you obtain will help you answer your research question more effectively.

Which research method should I choose. It depends on your research goal. It depends on what subjects (and who) you want to : Kiri DeBose. Robert K. Yin’s Case Study Research Design and Methods () is currently in its fifth edition and continues to be a seminal text for researchers and students engaged in case study : Trista Hollweck.

operationalise the theme of the research design and methodology in the current study, as well as to substantiate the choices made in the study. The research design is applied so that suitable research methods are used to ensure the attainment of the goals and objectives set out in Chapter One.

Hence the reason (rationale) for a. Methodology and research design direct the researcher in planning and implementing the study in a way that is most likely to achieve the intended goal.

It is a blueprint for conducting the study (Burns & Grove ). This chapter describes the research design and methodology, including sampling and data collection and Size: 78KB. There are issues when replicating a study in different cultures, as if there are misunderstandings as to what is required in the study or how the procedures are carried out, this can lead to a difference in results that could be interpreted as a difference in culture, when actually it is a misinterpretation of the research method.

Different textbooks place different meanings on research design. Some authors consider research design as the choice between qualitative and quantitative research methods. Others argue that research design refers to the choice of specific methods of data collection and analysis. In your dissertation you can define research design as a general plan about what you will do to answer the research.

The approach is interdisciplinary and international. A distinctive feature of these volumes is the helpful student exercises.

One stream of the series provides texts on the key methodologies used in qualitative research. The other stream contains books on qualitative research for different disciplines or Size: KB. "Creswell's Research Design is an accessible and useful book that stimulates students through walk through experiences, use of exercises, and production of actual writing samples.

It is a book that models the types of issues that best suit different approaches and allows students to understand when to use mixed methods/5.

study, however, ZCase study research: Design and methods by Yin is considered to be one of the most comprehensive and well-structured books on the topic.

There would hardly any renowned library or university where this book is not read or referenced. It is referenced by thousands of academics and researchers from around the globe. Providing readers with a clear, concise overview of the qualitative and quantitative approaches to research methods in cultural studies, This book will be useful for undergraduate students of all aspects of cultural study from anthropology to media studies.

Design of the qualitative research The design of qualitative research is probably the most flexible of the various experimental techniques, encompassing a variety of accepted methods and structures.

Four major types of qualitative research design are the most commonly used. They are: 1) phenomenology 2) ethnography 3) grounded theory. Depending on the topic, a study might use a single method or a combination of methods. It is important to plan a research design before undertaking a study.

The information gathered may in itself be surprising, and the study design should provide a solid framework in which to analyze predicted and unpredicted data.

The Research Methods Online database contains links to more thanpages of SAGE publisher's book, journal, and reference content on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies.

Also included is a collection of case studies of social research projects that can be used to help you better understand abstract or complex Cited by: 4. How the tools of design research can involve designers more directly with objects, products and services they design; from human-centered research methods to formal experimentation, process models, and application to real world design problems.

The tools of design research, writes Brenda Laurel, will allow designers "to claim and direct the power of their profession.". The book is designed for use by students on upper-level undergraduate and taught Masters-level courses as well as postgraduate research students and cultural studies researchers more generally.

It will be of enormous value across all fields of study involved in cultural. A research design is the set of methods and procedures used in collecting and analyzing measures of the variables specified in the problem research.

The design of a study defines the study type (descriptive, correlational, semi-experimental, experimental, review, meta-analytic) and sub-type (e.g., descriptive-longitudinal case study), research problem, hypotheses. Selecting an appropriate design for a study involves following a logical thought process.

A calculating mind is required to explore all possible consequences of using a particular design in a study. Experimental design The paradigm for scientific method in research is the true experiment or randomized control trial (RCT).File Size: KB.

Content analysis is a research tool used to indirectly observe the presence of certain words, images or concepts within the media (e.g. advertisements, books films etc.).

For example, content analysis could be used to study sex-role stereotyping. Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices, 2nd edition By Anol Bhattacherjee First published ISBN ISBN Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Unported License: Users are free to use, copy, share, distribute, display, and reference this book under the following conditions:Cited by: SAMPLING METHODS AND RESEARCH DESIGNS Chapter 4 TOPIC SLIDE Types of Research 2 Lurking and Confounding Variables 8 The Physicians’ Health Study investigated the effects of aspirin and beta carotene.

The subjects w Cultural bias and poorly worded questionnairesFile Size: 1MB. "A particular virtue of the book is the author's balanced perspective.

He acknowledges the reductionism that too often accompanies our increasingly sophisticated research methods—the risk that as we learn more and more about narrower issues we will lose sight of the larger contexts in which they are embedded.

The terms study design, experimental design, and research design are often thought to be synonymous and are sometimes used interchangeably in a single paper. Avoid doing so. Use the term that is preferred by the style manual of the journal for which you are writing. Study design is the preferred term in the AMA Manual of Style, 2 so I will use.

Kotler and Keller () state that the importance of studying consumer buying behaviour as an area of marketing is increasing due to several factors. In order to offer any product or service to the customers businesses must understand their customers’ culture, social group and many other factors.

Understanding these factors helps businesses. about the role and purpose of research design. We need to understand what research design is and what it is not.

We need to know where design fits into the whole research process from framing a question to finally analysing and reporting data. This is the purpose of this chapter. Description and explanation Social researchers ask two. Kozinets surveys the latest research on online cultures and communities, focusing on the methods used to study them, with examples focusing on the blogosphere (blogging), microblogging, videocasting, podcasting, social networking sites, virtual worlds, and more.

The book is essential reading for researchers and students in social by: The research question, ethics, budget and time are all major considerations in any design.

This is before looking at the statistics required, and studying the preferred methods for the individual scientific discipline. Every experimental design must make compromises and generalizations, so the researcher must try to minimize these, whilst remaining realistic. Design can exist without "the research." But if we don't study the world, we don't always know how or what to create.

Recently, my colleague Ben McAllister contributed a Author: Jon Freach. single research study 9. _____ are the standards of a culture about what is good or bad or desirable or undesirable. a. Shared attitudes b.

Shared beliefs c. Shared values d. Norms _____ is the study of human consciousness and individuals’ experience of some phenomenon. a. Phenomenology b. Ethnography c. Grounded theory d. Case study research.Qualitative research methods offer especially useful tools for understanding institutional and community cultures.

13 Other kinds of feasibility questions that may be salient at the dissemination or implementation stage concern the potential extrapolation of the intervention beyond the populations and modalities in which it was studied by: Ethnography is a common research method in anthropology, where the ethnographer tries to describe a cultural system or social group by studying the history, religion, politics, economy and surroundings of the subjects being investigated.

Like other research methods, ethnography is not without its challenges.