Order InfoSubject:PsychologyTopic:Discussion Post- Unobtrusive MeasuresType of work:AssignmentLevel:UndergraduateNumber of pages:2 pages = 550 words ($10.95)Grade:High Quality (Normal Charge)Formatting style:APALanguage Style:English (U.S.)Sources:1Deadline:2 Dec 2020 11:53Created:1 Dec 2020 17:46Customer ID:614830Website Region:United StatesCustomer Time:01 Dec 2020 09:00 (GMT -06:00)PowerPoint slides?275 words per pageInstructionsHideb9c828b3-86f5-4998-aa4b-45f256cf57c4.jpeg331c3963-d54c-49e7-b179-034230331ac3.jpeg7ec4b64d-a8d5-4f5f-902a-bd5af9206f0f.jpeg
1 Dec 2020 17:52This unit continues the portion of the course that addresses qualitative research designs. This week we will be going over unobtrusive methods. Unobtrusive methods are “nonreactive” and so do not alert the people that they study. Such methods, then, do not suffer from problems of modified behavior or answers that the reactive methods of survey and interviews can have. The chapter discusses four sources used in unobtrusive methods: physical traces of human activity, archives of human records, observation, and contrived observation. Next, the chapter examines three types of research that take advantage of these sources. Content analysis is the systematic analysis of human communication. Historical methods compare historical eras using event-structure analysis or oral histories. Comparative methods compare different human populations and may be cross-sectional or longitudinal.
More specifically, the methods we are addressing this week are:
Similar to Unit 6, your Discussion activity will be to conduct a mini-qualitative study (better if related to your topic, but not a requirement).
Note: For your research proposal, you will be asked to identify a specific method. Continuing from Unit 4, you will learn more about the various methods in detail. As you formulate your research proposal, use the activities during these weeks to determine whether the method used that week will be the best fit for your proposal. As you determine fit, bear in mind the trade-offs for sampling, measurement, and determining cause-and-effect relationships.
To set the stage for this, check out the following videos featuring the human body farm