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Can be analysed using content analysis
Documents
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The group in which a variable is manipulated is compared with the control group
Experiments
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The researcher informally questions those being studied, and can probe for more information
Unstructured interview
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The researcher takes part in the group/event while studying it
Participant observation
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May involve studying comic books or medical reports
Documents
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Can be distributed at home and returned by post, in-person, on the spot, or through emails
Questionnaires
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May cover the entire population
Official statistics
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Spoken questions, normally closed-ended
Structured interviews
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May use the comparative method- comparing similar groups from one difference
Experiments
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Ronald King used this method when he hid in the Wendy house of an infant school
Nonparticipant observation
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Questions- one-to-one or with a group
Unstructured interview
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Typically has a higher response rate than questionnaires, since people are less likely to turn down face-to-face requests
Interviews
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May not be valid, if definitions change over time to suit the government's purposes
Official statistics
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May have issues such as getting in, staying in and getting out
Participant observation
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Charkin et al. used it when he made 48 university students teach a 10 year old boy, with different statements about his ability
Experiments
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The researcher can formulate new ideas or hypotheses and test them as they arise during questioning
Unstructured interviews
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Laud Humphreys used this when he engaged in sexual encounters with gay men in public toilets
Participant observation
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If those answering can't understand the questions they read, then they can't have them clarified to them
Questionnaires
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Philippe Aries used this when analysing childrearing manuals and paintings to understand the rise of modern childhood
Documents
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Emile Durkheim used this when comparing suicide rates between different groups in society
Official statistics
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The group in which a variable is manipulated is compared with the control group

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The researcher informally questions those being studied, and can probe for more information

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The researcher takes part in the group/event while studying it

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May involve studying comic books or medical reports

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