The research methods advantages and disadvantages

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Advantages of questionnaires
cheap and large scale, easy to repeat, representative, no researcher
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Disadvantages of questionnaires
Response rate, not very valid, inflexible, detachment
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Advantages structured interviews
Easy repeated- fixed questions, large sample, limited interviewer effect, higher response rate
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Disadvantages of structured interviews
Lack of validity, inflexible, cost - employment, sensitive questions
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Advantages of participant observation
High validity - natural setting, rapport with interviewer, very flexible, real life feel
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Disadvantages of participant observation
Unreliable and unrepresentative, Hawthorne effect, access
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Advantages of unstructured interviews
High validity - speak freely, rapport, flexible, interviewer can explain questions
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Disadvantages of unstructured interviews
lack of reliability, lack of representatives, cost - special training, relevance
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