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Positivism
- Concerned only with facts. They just quantitative data to get their results.
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Interpretivitst
Concerned with opinions and feelings of the people they are studying. They want to use qualitative data to see how people are really feeling.
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Reliability
Can be repeated to have the same result
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Social construction
A theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about reality.
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Reflexivity
Circular relationships between cause and effect
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Validity
True to life
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Representative
Sample is representative of population
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Verstehen
Empathise with people you are researching
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Quantitative data
Data in the form of numbers
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Qualitative data
Data in the form of words, feelings and opinions
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Data that speaks for itself
Data that needs no explanation
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Value freedom
Adopting an approach to research that is not influenced by political, moral, racial or gender considerations.
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Subjectivity
Referring to how someone's judgment is shaped by personal opinions and feelings instead of outside influences.
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Interpretation
The action of explaining the meaning of something
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Generalisability
Making a judgement
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Objectivity
The quality of being impartial
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Concerned with opinions and feelings of the people they are studying. They want to use qualitative data to see how people are really feeling.

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Interpretivitst

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Can be repeated to have the same result

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A theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about reality.

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Circular relationships between cause and effect

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