Why does Bryman argue that research methods can be seen as relatively “free-floating” or autonomous?

(A) Because researchers often change their minds about which method to use
(B) Because most qualitative researchers are Hippies who believe in free love
(C) Because there is no longer any meaningful distinction between quantitative and qualitative research
(D) Because there is no inevitable connection between a researcher’s choice of method and their epistemological/ ontological beliefs

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  • Status means:

    (A) abstract concept of unity.
    (B) the give and take between two persons.
    (C) the development of relationship.
    (D) a position, where a person stands in the group structure.

  • Variables means:

    (A) a set of scientific generalisation.
    (B) a network of social positions.
    (C) any dimension of a social relationship that can take on differing values.
    (D) selected means of achieving goals.

  • Values means:

    (A) specific behaviour of people.
    (B) conception of what a person, group or society considers desirable from, sets of preferences.
    (C) acquisition of social skills.
    (D) orderly change in socialisation process.

  • Social mobility means:

    (A) specific conduct of behaviour of people.
    (B) formal attitude of people.
    (C) the movement of people between positions that are on different social levels.
    (D) modification of relationship.

  • Rumour means:

    (A) correct statements.
    (B) prescribed behaviour of people.
    (C) statements, assertions and speculations circulate among people in response to unstructured situation.
    (D) specific behaviour and attitude.

  • Role performance indicates:

    (A) irregular behaviour.
    (B) overt action that occurs in a situation governed by normative regulation.
    (C) awareness of common characteristics.
    (D) interconnected activities.

  • Participant observation means:

    (A) unity of a human group.
    (B) integration and interaction.
    (C) an observer seeks insight by taking part himself in whatever he is studying.
    (D) a set of action.

  • Invention means:

    (A) process of utilising knowledge.
    (B) some unknown facts.
    (C) a new utilisation of existing knowledge.
    (D) ways of classifying things.

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