Monday, April 9, 2012
Characterizing and contrasting research methodologies
To start class today, I’d like you to take a few minutes and reflect on how Liebow and Knecht & Martinez designed and conducted their respective studies. First, characterize the methodology of each study: How did each set of scholars set out to study their topic in a systematic way? How did their methodologies respond and work to answer their research question? Then, reflect on the insights that their methods made available. What kind of knowledge did each methodology generate about its topic? What are the limitations of each study?