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Quiz 3 :

The Use of Theory

Quiz 3 :

The Use of Theory

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Explain how a transformative framework is used for theory in mixed methods research.
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The transformative worldview is one of the primary worldviews advanced by the text.This worldview is particularly concerned with issues of power,oppression,inequities,and inclusion.Transformative frameworks are used for theory in mixed methods research when researchers explicitly advance a theoretical lens to guide the research process,actively include participants in the research process,include discussion of privilege and oppression,and facilitate social change.

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Micro-level theories provide theories that are bounded by time,place,and participant groups.
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Choose two theoretical perspectives commonly used in qualitative research and identify two research topics that might be appropriate to explore utilizing each perspective.
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Choose from feminist perspectives,disability inquiry,queer theory,critical theory,and racialized discourses.Student answers will vary based upon theory chosen.For example,a student choosing racialized discourse might list "African American male success in college" and "the experiences of Mexican immigrants."

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Describe the different ways in which qualitative researchers may use and place theories in their research.
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Identify the dependent variable in a quantitative study studying the effects of a GRE preparation course on GRE scores for Black and Latino male and female students.
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Construct a statement about how a researcher would use a theoretical lens in a mixed methods study utilizing a social science framework.
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Which theoretical perspective would be most appropriate for studying the experiences of migrant farm workers in the United States?
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Identify the independent variable in a quantitative study studying the effects of a GRE preparation course on GRE scores for Black and Latino male and female students.
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Marxism is an example of a theoretical perspective that could be used in qualitative research.
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Provide an example of a quantitative study you might design,indicating the research topic,the independent variable,and the dependent variable.
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