Monrovia and the county requires a 4WD-built vehicle and could take up to a day or two, based on the road conditions and the time of the year. It sometimes takes longer than a day or two when traveling with commercial vehicles. Other sites in the county require additional travel on foot, or by motorcycle. The climate in the research area is wet and tropical. The main ethnic group residing in the area is Krahn . The absence of written materials about their history and culture means that a researcher must rely heavily on oral traditions, which could vary, based on both locality and the researcher’s ability to elicit stories. This remoteness, in effect, tells how much the area is neglected. The level of education in the communities is low.…show more content… Throughout this research, participants’ direct locations, names, villages, and towns are withheld in order to maintain the researcher’s confidentiality promise.
3.2 Figure 1.1: Map of Study Area
3.3 Research Methodology
This qualitative study is based on the Grounded Theory methodology, a design of inquiry from a sociological perspective in which a researcher derives a general abstract theory of a process or interaction grounded in the views of participants in a study to analyze the data. This theory has two unique concepts: the constant comparison of data with emerging categories and a theoretical sampling of different groups to maximize the similarities and differences of information (Creswell, 2009, p. 13). The basic concept of this research method is to choose research participants who have lived through the phenomenon that you want to study. This meant that participants are experts of the phenomenon that the researcher sought to understand (Auerbach and Silverstein, 2003). These techniques involve a): filtering texts, which means explicitly stating your research concerns and theoretical concerns and selecting the relevant text from your interviews, which is done by reading through the transcripts one-by-one with step one in mind and highlighting relevant codes; b): listening to the transcripts for relevant information, which involves recording repeating ideas by grouping together related passages of your