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Topic: Qualitative Data Analysis Report
Course: Social science (undergraduate)
The assignment addresses the following research issue:
The experience and meaning of friendship
You will specifically answer the following research questions:
? How is friendship defined and identified?
? What makes someone a good friend
? Do males and females perceive friendship differently?
To answer this question you will conduct a qualitative analysis of interviews conducted with two undergraduate students about their experience of friendship - one male and one female. You will investigate the ways that the individuals define friendship, and how these concepts are exemplified in personal experience. In particular you will investigate the ways that good friendship is defined and explore whether differences exist between the male and the female.
The report should be between 1800-2200 words (not including references and diagrams). Excessively long assignments will be penalized.
You should refer to this Marking Guide as you prepare your assignment, as it will help you identify the criteria that will be applied to your work by the marker.
The Report must include the following sections:
1. Introduction.This section should include:
? a general introduction that tells what the report is about
? a clear statement of the questions that the report addresses
? a definition of key terms such as what is meant by 'friendship', and the gender differences that have previously been observed, placing it in the context of the current literature, theory or debate.
2. Methods.This section should:
? indicate the source of data.
? describe the sample
? provide a brief statement of how you analysed the interviews (the concepts and categories and the links between them)
? discuss any ethical issues that could have arisen in devising this research design
3. Analysis.This should be the main section of your report. This section should:
? identify the parts of the interviews that were subject to analysis
? provide a list of the key categories identified for the two participants, you may want to use a diagram to show this
? describe the meaning of each of the categories you have used
? address the question as to which categories displayed the greatest variation and which categories displayed the least variation between the informants.
? provide a theoretically informed interpretation of what the interviews reveal with respect to the research question. In other words, answer the research questions and reflect on how your answer fits with past research.
? Identify any limitations of the study
4. Conclusion.This section should summarize your findings and provide an answer to the questions set out in your introduction.
5. Reference list.References are required for this assignment. Use Harvard referencing and list references in alphabetical order. Do not include papers you have not actually referenced in your report.
To correctly present your assignment, you should check that you have followed these rules:
? The data source used for the analysis has been acknowledged.
? I have run a spell-check through my document.
? I have used double-spacing in my report, and not single-spacing or 1.5 spacing.
? The Report is printed on A4 paper.
? All pages include a HEADER with my student ID
? I have used only Arial font, 12 point size for the main text of my report.
? Spacing of main text is double spacing or one-and-a-half spacing.
? I have provided adequate margins for marker's comments.
? "It's" only has an apostrophe when it is a contraction of "it is"; "Its" does not require an apostrophe when it is a possessive pronoun (e.g. "Its value was..."; not "It's value was...")
? 'Media' and 'data' are plural (eg 'the data are' not 'the data is'; 'these data' not 'this data'). Medium and datum are the singular (eg TV is a medium, TV and radio are media).
? Numerals with four digits do not need a comma (e.g. 7623 rather than 7,623).
? Numerals with more than four digits require a comma (e.g. 17,623 rather than 17623).
? I have not begun a sentence with Arabic numerals; I have spelt the number out in Roman letters (eg 'Forty two per cent of people commented...' not '42% of people commented...').
? Do not use the '&' sign; use 'and'
? For any number greater than ten, use numerals unless it is the first word of a sentence.
? Do not give a word an initial capital letter simply because it is an important word; only proper nouns require a capital letter (e.g. the socioeconomic status of a household, not the Socioeconomic status of a household).
? Do not use underlining; for emphasis use either boldface or italics.
? Do not number headings and subheadings.
? Do not write in the first person.
? Do not include a Table of Contents.
? Do not include an Executive Summary
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