Marked Assignment 1 consists of three written tasks (totalling 1500-2000 words). Each task will be graded in terms of both completing the minimum task and undertaking a reasoned, knowledgeable and scholarly approach.
Task 1: Comparing qualitative with quantitative approaches
You are part of a project looking at depression in adolescents including various aspects of experience. How might a qualitative study investigate the experience of depression compared to a quantitative study such as a survey?
a. Research question (How would the approaches differ in what is asked?)
b. Sample recruitment (How would the approaches differ in selecting people to study?)
c. Data collection (How would the approaches differ in getting data?)
d. Data analysis (How would the approaches differ in what is asked of the data?)
e. Inferences and generalisations you can draw from the data. (How would the approaches differ in the kind of findings that are produced from the analysis?)