Lastly, this chapter aims to provide an explanation of why other theories are not used. As mentioned above, the methodology used to conduct the research is mentioned first. With a qualitative approach a more in depth knowledge can be obtained. Qualitative
The study focuses on the effects or outcome of the study, rather than intertwining the research inquiry with politics or having a philosophical approach. It will be more of a traditional form of research, which is intended to reduce the ideas into a small, discrete set to test, such as the variables that comprise hypotheses and research questions. Postpositivist worldview is sometimes called the scientific method and is usually best suited with quantitative research than qualitative. Research Design. Quantitative analysis is the best research design or strategies of inquiry for this study.
Abstract Methodological considerations Phenomenology is a philosophy that began in 1900 with the publication of Logical Investigations by Edmund Husserl (1970). In that work Husserl introduced a novel way of examining and studying the phenomenon of consciousness. While Husserl laid out the main dimensions of the phenomenological movement, almost every follower of his deviated from him in some manner or other. Since there are a variety of phenomenological interpretation method have taken place within psychology. Husserl had said that the phenomenological method was descriptive based upon the intuition of the given.
Chapter 3 Research Methodology This chapter shall specify the method of research used. It is composed of research design, research locale, selection of the study, research instrument, data gathering procedure and the analysis of the data. Research design The purpose of the research design is to guarantee that the research problems will be answered clearly. (Monette et al. 2000, p.428) stated that the Qualitative research methods are interpretative and plan to make a depth of understanding.
This chapter presents the methodology employed to collect data and achieve the objective of the study. The major components of the methodology are the profile of the study area, research design, research population, sampling method, research instruments and methods for collection and analysis of data. 3.1 Research design Research can also be classified as exploratory, descriptive or explanatory (Stangor, 2007). A research design constitutes the blueprint for fulfilling research and answering questions. It includes an outline of what the researcher will do from writing research questions and their operational implication to the final data analysis.
For many years, quantitative methods for research have been used to test theories and hypotheses. Qualitative methods are still growing and in contrast to the quantitative methods, they provide a better understanding of meaning and experiences of participants. The emphasis is on the quality of experience, instead of causal relationships (Pietkiewicz & Smith, 2012). It is very important to follow a set of guidelines to provide the readers with adequate details of the research being performed and give an overview and understanding of the participants’ background lives. Elliott, Fischer, & Rennie (1999) constructed a set of guidelines to review qualitative research.
This research mainly aims at answering ‘why and how’. This type of research is generally used by doctors and psychologists. According to Mitchell & Jolley, 2012., In a descriptive research, a phenomena taken, is illustrated in such a detail, so as to fill in any missing parts , leading to expansion and better understanding of the topic . Probability vs Non-Probability sampling method Since most data assembling methods involve a choice of experimental subject. This choice can be through use of probability-based methods, where the selection is done by some "mechanical” procedure, involving lists of random numbers, or the equivalent.
Chapter 4: Research Methodology 4.1. Introduction This chapter discusses research methodology that was used to conduct study. There are elements which are employed for conducting research .According to the Crotty (1998) there are three elements which offer practical guide for conducting social research whether it is quantitative or qualitative and those are methods, methodology and theoretical perspective. 4.2. Qualitative Approach This research adopts qualitative approach.
In anthropology, there are four main approaches that one can take when observing a religion or cultural practice: methodological atheism, methodological theism, methodological ludism, and methodological agnosticism. Each of these approaches has its own benefits as well as down sides. Methodological agnosticism is the best method of approach when an anthropologist is attempting to study and understand a particular culture and religion. Methodological agnosticism works best because it allows for the anthropologist to be as objective as humanly possible by taking into consideration both the cultural aspect as well as the logical scientific aspect. One of the methods discussed in class was methodological atheism.
Descriptive phenomenology is the method of choice in this study since the researcher is interested in seeking objective and unbiased findings within the participants’ answers. As well as searching for forms inside the meanings of the studied phenomena by asking participants who have experienced phenomena using open exploratory questions (Guignon, 2012). However, if the researcher aims to reveal the hidden meaning instead of the normal one and go beyond from description to interpretation then interpretative phenomenology is the method of choice (Cooney,