The selection of the research approach (Worldview (Constructivist…
The selection of the research approach
C. researchers addredd the process of interaction and individuals. R-ers tend to use open-ended queations
research inquiry needs to be interwinded ( closely related) to political change agenda to confront social oppressiom at whatever levels it occurs.
Study based on lives of diverse groups that have been marginalized
( more for quantative research than qualitative). It is colled scientific methods. positivism based on facts, scientifically proved. Postpositivism - thinking after positivism, changing the traditional knowledge.
applies mixed methods, researchers look for many approachers to collecting and analyzing
Convergent parallel mixed methods
Explanatory sequential mixed methods
Exploratory sequential mixed methods
Transformative, embedded, multiphase methods
The use of theory
Quantative theory use
theory in quantative research is an interelated set of variables formed into propositions, or hypotheses, that specify the relationship among variables.
Forms of theories
that explain why one would expect the
indepenedent variables to influence or
cause the dependent variables
( Cresswell, p.55)
Placement of Quantative theory
eses or research questions
Qualitative theory use
Used as a broad explanation for a behaviour and attitudes
2.Theory provides an overall orienting lens for the study of questions of gender, class, and race.
Theory becomes an end point. An inductive process of building from the data to broad themes to a generelized model or theory.
Placement of theory in Qualitative research
of the study
( iin studies with cultural themes or theoretical studies)