DETAILS OF ASSIGNMENT
Rosa: Oh, there you are. Good. Sorry. I’m a bit leech. There was a long queue. So have you worked out how to deal with this assignment, then?
Student A: No. We’ve only been here a couple of minutes ourselves.
Rosa: Can you just remind me what the task is exactly?
Student A: Well, there are two no three parts to it. First, we’ve got to write an essay about ways of Q21 collecting data. Then
Rosa: What? The title of the essay Exactly.
Student B: I’ve got it here. Assess the two main methods of collecting daughter in social science research
Rosa: And. How much do we need to write?
Student B: Q22 1500 words? That’s for the essay. Then, for the second part of the assignment, we have to choose one method of data collection and carry out a small-scale study making appropriate use of the method chosen togather data from a least Q23 five subjects.
Rosa: And then we have to write a report on the study.
Student A: That’s right of Q24 3000 to 4000 words.
Rosa: Did you get us far as discussing which form of data collection we should go for questionnaire or interview, isn’t it?
Student B: Yeah. I think we should use a questionnaire. It’ll be so much less time-consuming than organizing interviews. I reckon. Once we’ve agreed on the wording on what we only have to send it out and wait for the response is
Rosa: Yes. I think it probably would be quicker. But what did that article he gave us last week say about the quality of data from questionnaires?
Student B: I’m pretty sure it recommended questionnaire is a sort of highly reliable data. As long as you designed the questionnaire properly in the first place, the doctor will be fine.
Rosa: No, I’m sure it talked about drawbacks as well, didn’t it? Q25 Something about the response, Reed. And the problems you get of it’s too low.
Student B: Yeah, but we only need doctor from five subjects anyway.
Rosa: I suppose so. Another drawback. Q26 I remember it mentioned was that questionnaire data tends not to reveal anything unexpected because it is limited to the questions fixed in advance by the researcher.
Student B: Come on, Rosa. This is only a practice. It’s not meant to be really research, is it?
Rosa: Whoa. I sure about that. Maybe you’d better go through the article again, just to be sure. Can you remember what it was called
Student B: Sample surveys and social science research? I think my Q27 Mehta
Rosa: M E H T A.
Student B: Yeah, and he also recommended a more recent book called It’s a Q28 Survey Research by Bell. I think it’s in that series published by Q29 London University,
Student A: And if we try to use interviews instead, I saw a book in the departmental library. That’ll be helpful. It’s called interviews that work by Wilson, published in Oxford in Q30 1988
Rosa: Right? Oh, I’ve got a tutorial now. Can we meet up again later this week? What about Friday morning
Student A: Suits? May 11 o’clock.
Student B: Before Friday. I think we should all look through the reading list.