To complete Assessment Item 1 Reflective Journal 2 you need to complete the following activities: Read and take notes of the following (The notes you take on the readings are not the assignment):
•Crotty, M 1998, the Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW. (Ch. 1)
•Relevant chapters of Walter 2013 and/or Bryman 2012 related to methodology, research
design and methods of data collection and data analysis
AND two of the following research articles reporting research.
•Gifford, S, Bakopanos, C, Kaplan, I & Correa-Velez, I 2007, ‘Meaning or measurement? Researching the social contexts of health and settlement among newly-arrived refugee youth in Melbourne, Australia’, Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 414-40.
•Supriya Singh (2011): Indian Students in Melbourne: Challenges to Multiculturalism, Journal
of Intercultural Studies, 32:6, 673-689.
•Willis, E, Pearce, M, McCarthy, C, Meagher, S & Wadham, B 2009, ‘Using the Health Hardware Method to Measure Poverty in Indigenous Australia’, International Journal of
Multiple Research Approaches, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 191-202
Based on your reading, and the lecture and tutorial content, answer the first 3 questions in relation to two of the research articles above:
(I) Identify the methodology/research design for each of the articles you have selected
(ii) Explain in your own words what method(s) have been used to collect the research data. What justification/explanation for choosing these methods was provided by the researchers – ref to text for your answer
(iii) Explain in your own words what method(s) have been used to analyse the research data. What justification/explanation for choosing these methods was provided by the researchers – ref to text for your answer