Qualitative Approach In Mexico

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This article used the qualitative approach in the study which is to understand and interpret social interactions between two generations of women (Creswell, 2009, pp. 5).There are several defining characteristic of qualitative approach that can be noted in the study. The first thing that i noticed was strategy of inquiry with the use of ethnography. The nature of observation is such that the behavior of the participants is studied in the natural setting (Creswell, 2009, pp. 5). The researcher conducted the study in Mexico which means that the observational and interview data were collected and conducted in Mexico. According to the article (Banco and Pacheco, 2009, pp. 149), a longitudinal perspective was used to describe the process the…show more content…
The author identified one overarching theory by name which was the trajectories of women lives and their roles as caregivers for the elderly in the Mexican society 2. The information provided by the author that inspired the development of the theory was how women 's role as caregivers for the elderly in mexico could be affected by several of life 's trajectories and the most important being work in conjunction with school, conjugal and reproductive duties. 3. The author gave examples of how the theory has been used previously which was the first study conducted by the author on middle class women born in the 1930 's and their lives trajectory during that era 4. The author 's hypotheses are based on the theory because the study examines the link between family, work and life trajectories of 2 different generations of women and how their life trajectories have changed or shifted in…show more content…
The author identify the the years as the independent variables, when 2 groups of different generations where used in the studies. The work-family as the dependent variables which is what was affected. 6. The author stated how the variables are related which is the historical context that links the variables. Two generations of women with different ideologies for their eras. The first generation that was studied were women born in the 1930 's. These women roles were polarized, it 's either they worked or not. Where as the generation born in 1950 's showed more diversification in the links between their life trajectories. Meaning the second generation worked and also fulfill their traditional roles. 7. The author provided a rationale for why the variables are related based on the logic of the theory which was the additional work created by taking care of the elderly. For example the women born in the 50 's have work, traditional work and the extra work created by taking care of a elderly
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