Qualitative Techniques and Research Design for Psychologists Assignment

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1Qualitative Techniques and Research Design for PsychologistsName of the Student:Name of the University:Course Number:
2ContentsAbstract............................................................................................................................................3Research question............................................................................................................................3Data collection method................................................................................................................4Method of analysis...........................................................................................................................5Findings/results................................................................................................................................6Discussion........................................................................................................................................7References........................................................................................................................................9
3AbstractThe entire study will revolve around the qualitative techniques and the research design by thepsychologists. The research topic is entirely based on the subject matter of friendship and thedata obtained for this research is by using the primary methods. The main topic was morehighlighted by conducting an interview with a person named Trevor who was once an instructorof a fitness center and met a lot of people of different mentality during that time. Trevor verywell discussed and gave his valuable views on friendship. On the other hand, it was also noticedthat he was thrown out of his duty when he became sick and at that point of time he made a lot offriends where some were genuine others were not. The specific method used for this study isqualitative in nature and known as the thematic analysis. It has been also found out from thisstudy that there are different kinds of friends. The vital conclusion that can be drawn from thisresearch is friendship has different faces and all of the friends are not same. Some friends are likefamily while others are not.Research questionIt has been already mentioned that obtaining qualitative data is quite time-consuming and also itneeds to be ethically approved so the data is already provided by the college. It has been alsoobserved that there are overall 5 interviews in total but only one form needs to be analyzed. Forthis study, the Trevor form of interview is taken into account. However, the data that is collectedfor this study is completely based on the Interpretative Phenomenological analysis (IPA). Theinterview questions are mainly for encouraging the ongoing participants to reflect and discuss themeaning and experience of friendship. The nature of friendship is identified as thematic analysisof friendship.
4The research questions for this particular case study are as follows: Why is friendship importantfor Trevor? And is he happy to talk about friendship? What friendship in general means toeveryone? What does it mean to be friends with someone who is just opposite or likeminded?State some of the real-life experiences that highlight the complete meaning of friendship? Howthe interviewees met their friends? What is the nature of friendship in general? Does physicaldistance affect a true friendship? Does quarreling necessary in friendship?Data collection methodIn this particular study, the data that has been analyzed was collected completely byinterviewing one individual among the other three. The name of the interviewee was Trevor. Thestudy is completely between the two individuals namely the interviewer and the interviewee.However, the interviewee Trevor was an instructor in a fitness center for the council. It has beenobserved that in the fitness center Trevor met and had a conversation with a lot of people. Atpresent, it has been also noticed that Trevor is not at all working as an instructor because he islacking the abilities of an instructor presently. Trevor is not very old but somehow he will bereaching to the old age soon and semi-structured interview method is used for this study forobtaining the necessary data. It can be said that this specific method was chosen over the othermethods because it is quite interactive in nature for getting a lot of information in a correctmanner. On the other hand, in this particular research method clarification can be made at anypoint of time with regards to any type of information. Furthermore, an interviewer has all therights revolving around getting additional information with regards to the areas of interest. Theinterviewee was fit for this specific interview because he has traveled to a lot of places and alsohis age was quite appropriate for the interview (Crowley, 2010). Before starting this intervieweeTrevor was briefed about the interview by the interviewer. It was made sure that he feels quite
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