Concepts - Research Methods

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Reliability
the extent to which the data are consistent and capable of repetition.
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Validity
the extent to which the research provides and true picture of the social reality of those being studied.
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Ethnographic
Immersing yourself into the research. E.g. Willis, Lumsden.
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Triangulation
allowing findings to be cross checked using more than one method, often to enhance the credibility of the findings.
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Sampling frame
a smaller group of a larger target population, used because time and money constraints prohibit accessing a whole target population. The sampling frame is a list which the researcher chooses the sample from.
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Representative
the extent to which the sample is representative of the wide target population.
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the extent to which the research provides and true picture of the social reality of those being studied.

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Immersing yourself into the research. E.g. Willis, Lumsden.

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allowing findings to be cross checked using more than one method, often to enhance the credibility of the findings.

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a smaller group of a larger target population, used because time and money constraints prohibit accessing a whole target population. The sampling frame is a list which the researcher chooses the sample from.

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