Choice of Research Method Mind Map

Factors effecting choice of research method
Nauture of Topic
Certain research methods
suit certain topics
Cross national
comparisons - official
statistics
Comparisons over
time - longitudinal
Sensitive topics -
unstructured interviews
Deviant subcultures -
partcipant observation
Nationwind polling-
Social survey/
questionnaire
Historical research
documents
Ethical
Avoiding harm to
respondents and others
Legality
Doing good for society
Confidentiality
Informed consent
vs deception
Skills and
characteristics
of the
researcher
Funding
Opportunity
and access
Money
Time
Practical
Thepretical
Reprentativeness
Relioability
Positivism
Positivism
Positivism
Insight, depth, feeling
Empathetic, qualitative
Validity
Interpretivism
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