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Textbook Problem

Choose any two of the paradigms discussed in this chapter. Then describe how your hypothetical study from Exercise 1 might be conducted if you followed each. Compare and contrast the way these paradigms might work in the context of your study.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Ethnomethodology is a way of discovering unspoken agreements by breaking them and evaluating the consequences. Naturalism is a paradigm based on the assumption that objective social reality exists and can be observed and reported. A main consideration of the latter is that the subjects may change their behavior if they are aware of being observed.

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(This question requires a subjective answer, this is an example.)

If a researcher wanted to study an online traditional shaving group, he or she could use a method based on naturalism, the idea that an observable social reality can be studied. A researcher using this method would join a group and observe how members interact online with daily postings of opinions on techniques and products meant to get the best results. The researcher should lurk, or view without posting for as long as possible to gather data in the form of response patterns in posts and comments and likes indicated...

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