Do you want to understand your topic deeply in a narrow context, or more broadly with more transf...

Get Started. It's Free
or sign up with your email address
Rocket clouds
Do you want to understand your topic deeply in a narrow context, or more broadly with more transferrable findings? by Mind Map: Do you want to understand your topic deeply in a narrow context, or more broadly with more transferrable findings?

1. Breadth of understanding

1.1. Do you want to further understand or work within existing theory or develop new theory?

1.1.1. New Theory: Grounded Theory

1.1.1.1. Do you believe as a researcher that you are more objective or subjective in studying this context and developing this theory?

1.1.1.1.1. Objective

1.1.1.1.2. Subjective: Kathy Charmaz & constructivist approaches to Grounded Theory

1.1.2. Existing Theory

1.2. Do you want to inductively develop theory to explain a context or deductively describe the critical components of an existing context to guide practice?

1.2.1. Develop Theory

1.2.2. Do you want to develop themes explaining a context more generally or identify specific, critical incidents that led to a certain kind of experience?

1.2.2.1. Describe critical incidents: Critical Incident Technique (Flanagan)

1.2.2.2. Develop general themes: Thematic analysis by Braun.

2. Depth of understanding

2.1. Do you want to understand a person(s) or a culture?

2.1.1. Person

2.1.1.1. Do you want to be more objective or subjective in your study?

2.1.1.1.1. Objective

2.1.1.1.2. Subjective: Critical Theory

2.1.2. Culture

2.1.2.1. Do you want to understand how language and symbolic representations mediate culture and experiences, or how actions/practices/activities describe a culture?

2.1.2.1.1. Symbols and Language: Symbolic Interactionism and Ethnmethodology

2.1.2.1.2. Actions/practices/activities: Ethnography