Qualitative Communication Research Methods
Qualitative Communication Research Methods COMM 3740
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COMM 3740 STUDY GUIDE FOR MIDTERM EXAMINATION A Introduction 1 The format of the exam consists of de nitions short answersessays examples including potential application to your project and to The Fragile Community text and possibly matching exercises There are no truefalse multiple choice or essay questions 2 The exam covers Chapters 14 in the Lindlof and Taylor text Notes from the class lectures and discussions however are the most important material I have indicated the appropriate place for finding the material Just because something is on this list does not mean that it will be asked however nothing will be asked about that is not on this list B Topics to Study 1 2 LA 4 UI O gt1 Definition foci and purposes goals of qualitative research methods Notes and Chapter 1 DiiTerences and similarities between performances and practices Chapter 1 DiiTerences between positivistic and naturalistic paradigms with regard to ontological 39 I 39 I 39 I 39 I I 1 I 39 1 focus on methodology in particular and make sure to know difference between qualitative and quantitative data and rhetorical assumptions Notes The three assumptions of naturalism phenomenology and interpretive nature that inform most qualitative research Notes and to some extent Chapters 12 Types of qualitative inquiry Basic assumptions of ethnography critical ethnography and autoethnography the perceived problems with ethnography that led to critical ethnography and autoethnography and the ability to recognize a particular type of study when you see it Notes and for ethnography Chapter 2 Designing Qualitative Research IiPlanning a source or two of research ideas especially with regard to theoretical and disciplinary problems three resonance tests identity congruence interest sustenance and yield differences between eld site and scene some general principles of casing the scene eg etic versus emic distinction and questions of suitability and feasibility and research ethics Chapter 3 and Notes Designing Qualitative Research IliExploratory methods for familiarizing oneself with the scene e g maps visual media documents and diaries general ow of qualitative research with regard to Lincoln and Guba s diagram Chapter 4 and Notes COMM 4000 STUDY GUIDE FOR FINAL EXAMINATION A Introduction DJ The format of the nal examination is similar to the midterm examination consisting potentially of definitions short answers examples including application to your nal project and matching exercises There are no truefalse multiple choice or essay questions The nal exam covers Chapters 57 and 9 in the textbook Notes from the lectures however are the most important material Topics to Study Know the three interrelated focal points for qualitative observationiparticular group of people particular setting andor particular communicative actiand which one primarily applies to your research study Notes N Understand some of the diiTerences among and at least one strength and one weakness for each of Gold s observational roles of complete participant participantobserver observerparticipant and complete observer Chapter 5 LA Know and be able to apply to your own research study Lindlof and Taylor s six questions that can guide qualitative observation Chapter 5 4 Be able to diiTerentiate qualitative indepth interviews from survey research interviews for instance with regard to deductive versus inductive process structured versus unstructured formats and closed versus open questions Notes UI Know some of the purposive sampling strategies used in qualitative research including use of key informants and which types of sampling strategy you used for your study Notes Be able to match the following types of qualitative interview methods with their definitions andor examples feminist oral history critical incident technique episode analysis account analysis protocol analysis and stimulated recall Notes Know some of the types of interview questions asked in qualitative research including the types you tended to use in your study Chapter 6 9 Know the four principles that guide the general nature of qualitative data analysis process reduction explanation and theory Chapter 7 Understand the three stages involved in constructing grounded theory comparing incidents applicable to each category integrating categories and their properties and delimiting the theory Chapter 7 amp Notes Understand the following qualitative analytic strategies typological metaphorical drarnatistic and phenomenological Chapter 7 N LA 4 Know the three forms of triangulation multiple sources multiple methods and multiple investigators Chapter 7 Know the three tests of informational suf ciency for quitting the eld takenfor grantedness theoretical saturation and heightened con dence Chapter 7 Understand the ve writing purposes of naturalistic research and which ones apply to your study description interpretation explanation criticism and action advocacy Notes Know the three types of tales and which ones applies to your study realist confessional and impressionistic Notes Understand some of the differences between the following textorganizing strategies thematic narrowing and expanding the focus puzzleexplication separate narration and analysis chronology and natural history Chapter 9
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