Naturalistic inquiry copyright
Introduction of a treatment
Use of a control group
Negative case analysis
Seek to explore phenomena
Use semi-structured methods
Theatrical rather than applied.
Applied rather than theatrical.
Deductive rather than inductive.
Inductive rather than deductive.
Too hard to study.
An unfortunate complication.
Of major importance.
Impossible to clarify.
Timing during the study.
All of the above.
Facts and values are distinct from one another.
The proper design of research investigations will lead to accurate conclusions about the nature of the world.
Values are an integral part of the research process.
Facts stand independent of the knower and can be known in an undistorted way.
The initial ambiguity that occurs in a study is desirable.
The purpose of qualitative research is to explain and be able to predict relationships. The ultimate goal is the development of laws that make prediction possible.
Research investigations produce alternative visions of what the world is like.
It is impossible for the researcher to stand apart from the individuals he or she is studying.
Less certain than from quantitative research.
Of little practical use.
Of descriptive value only.
Is not creative.
Treats people as objects.
Can't see the forest for the trees.
Validity of data.
The meaning of reality.
Gerald randomly selects 150 participants to answer a questionnaire on technology.
Pauline uses test scores on a teacher-made test to assess computer-based technology skills.
Arnold interviews children and parents about their used of technology for instuction in the home.
Helga gives teachers an attitude survey on which they report willingess to use computer technologies in their classrooms.
After some data collection, as needed.
Primarily to determine whom to sample.
Prior to generating a hypothesis.
Prior to generating a research topic.