Research Approaches 1: Qualitative Research. Ian Grigor. Aims of session. To describe and begin to discuss:- Research Approaches and Definitions Qualitative Research and… Its characteristics Suitable questions Methods Strengths Limitations Examples. What is research?.
To describe and begin to discuss:-
‘An attempt to increase the sum of what is known, usually referred to as a body of knowledge, by the discovery of new facts or relationships through a process of systematic scientific enquiry, the research process’ (Hockey 1996)
Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research are based upon systematic and scientific enquiry
Different questions require different approaches.
…but what if they overlap?
Answers to questions such as:
Constantly revisiting the data to look for common codes, themes & trends and comparing or adjusting these in the light of new evidence
Making sense of research: an introduction for health and social care practitioners (2nd edition)
Chapter 5 is particularly relevant to this session and to next week’s
To describe and begin to discuss