Advantages of Qualitative Methods/Interpretivism

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Validity
Participants in a qualitative study feel more at ease and are more likely to provide in-depth information
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Subjectivity
The researcher's subjectivity allows them to build a rapport with the respondent, which increases validity
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Verstehen
Related to the concept of empathy; refers to the researcher 'getting inside the heads' of the participants
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Control
Respondents have the control in interviews, thus allowing the researcher to find out things that they might not have been expecting
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Meanings, values, etc.
Researcher is free to explore and can therefore go more in-depth
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Reflexivity
The researcher understands how their presence might be affecting the research
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Respondent validation
A form of self-evaluation; the researcher checks with the respondent to make sure that their notes are accurate
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The researcher's subjectivity allows them to build a rapport with the respondent, which increases validity

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Subjectivity

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Related to the concept of empathy; refers to the researcher 'getting inside the heads' of the participants

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Respondents have the control in interviews, thus allowing the researcher to find out things that they might not have been expecting

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Researcher is free to explore and can therefore go more in-depth

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