research methods ; case studies

CASE STUDIES
DFGD
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to study a case in psychology is to?
provide detailed and in-depth analysis of individual / grp / institution / event
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often involve analysis of?
unusual individuals / events e.g bruce/brenda
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usually produces what kind of data?
qualitative
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what do researchers conduct of individual learned?
case histpry
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tend to take place over long time making them?
longitudinal
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- strengths
dfgd
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offer what?
rich detailed insights
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which may shed light on?
atypical forms behaviour
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may be preferred to more superficial forms of data like?
experiments / questionairre
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contribute to our understanding of what kind of functioning?
normal
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case studies may generate what for future study?
hypotheses
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and one solitary contradictory instance may lead to?
revision of entire theory
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- limitations
dfgd
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what is an issue due to small sample sizes?
generalisation
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information that makes it to final report is?
subjective and interpreted by researcher
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and what may accounts from friends / families be prone to?
inaccuracy / memory decay
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especially if what is being told?
childhood story
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this means evidence from case studies more than a little low in?
validity
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CONTENT ANALYSIS
DFGDFG
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type of observational research in wich?
ppl studied indirectly via comms produced
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what is aim?
summarise communication systematically for overall conclusions
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inderect study if behvioaur bu=y analysing?
media
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- coding and quantitative data
ddgdf
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what is the inital stage of content analysis?
coding
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some data sets may be bare large so there is a need to categorise info to?
meaningful units
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this may involve simply counting no times word is used to produce form of?
quantitative data
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- thematic analysis and qualitative data
dgdg
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process of coding and identification of themes closely linked as?
themes may only emerge once data has been coded
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studying themes is called?
thematic analysis
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a theme in content analysis refers to any idea that is?
recurrent
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likely to be more what than coding?
descriptive
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once researcher satisfied themes developed cover most aspects data they may collect new set testing what?
validity of themes / categories
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assuming these explain new data adequately researcher will do what?
write up final report
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typicall using what to illustrate each theme?
direct quotes
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- strengths
dfhfdg
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can circumnavigate much of what generally associated with psych research?
ethical issues
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why?
much of material already in public domain
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communications of more sensitive nature like text conversation still has benefit of being high in?
external validity
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as long as?
consent from authors
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why is content analysis flexible?
produce qual/quan data depending on aims
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- limitations
fgdfg
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people tend to be studied indirectly so communication they produce is usually analysed?
outside of context in which occured
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damger researcher may do what
attribute opinions to speaker that werent originally intended
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many modern analysts clear about what?
how their own biases influence research
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and often do what about that?
make references to it in final report
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however content analysis still suffers from lack of?
objectivity
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especially when?
more descriptive forms thematic analysis employed
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