SOCIAL ENQUIRY METHODS assignment 1

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SATA FAHNBULLEH SOCIAL ENQUIRY METHODS ASSIGNMENT 1: RESEARCH METHODS
If you wanted to examine young people’s experiences of homelessness, would you use qualitative methods, quantitative methods or a mixed methods approach? Explain your answer.
Brief definition of homelessness
The Australian Bureau of Statistic (2012) defines ‘homelessness’ based on a conceptual framework centred around three core elements. These include adequacy of the dwelling; security of tenure in the dwelling and control of and access to space for social relations. From this stance, homelessness defined as is a state
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By interacting with participants in their natural setting makes the data collection process interactive.

A second reason why qualitative method is appropriate for investigating this question is that it gives the researcher the opportunity to serve as instrument for collecting data either by examining previous or current documents on the issue, observing the behaviour of participants or by interviewing the Creswell (2009, pp.175-6). This points out that the researcher is immersed and in direct contact during the data collection. Thirdly, qualitative research approach is appropriate for investigating young people’s experiences of homelessness because it provides researchers with multiple forms of data such as interviews, observations, and documents (Creswell 2009, pp.175-6). The benefit for having multiple data sources if that researchers have the opportunity to review all of the information, make sense of it and organize it into categories that cut across all of the data sources (Creswell 2009, pp175-6).

A fourth reason why qualitative research method is appropriate for this investigation is because it requires of the researchers to remain focused on the meaning that the participants hold about the issue rather than the researchers bringing their own understanding of the problem (Creswell 2009, pp.175-6).

Finally, the qualitative approach is appropriate for the

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