"Interesting" Research Methods

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This scholarly article covers two different, unique, and less conventional research methods: Q-Methodology (QM) and Experience Sampling Method (ESM).

The first, QM, has two different stages: unstructured data is gathered and becomes the Q sample, and then Q sort occurs, which involves a new sample sorting the information in the Q sample. This allows new insights to emerge and new discoveries to be uncovered. This method lines up with the goals of research we discussed in the first classes of the semester.

Next, Experience Sampling Method (ESM) is a-theoretical, which makes it compatible with philosophical paradigms and research perspectives. These studies measure aspects of
individuals' effective and experiential behaviors. These likely include situations and events that inspire reactions in everyday life.

These are so interesting because they're different and involve a different style cross-checking techniques. Fun!

Check out the full article here!

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