Compare and contrast the use of interviews and observations as data collection methods in education
aims and objectives of the paper
reasons for choosing interviews and observations to write about.
the different research methods that are commonly used for data collection in the education field.
section 2: purpose of interviews and observations
what is the main purpose of interviews and what assumptions are known about interviews
what are the main purpose of observations and what assumptions are known about using observations
(give examples from real research in different fields and subjects)
section 3: similarities and differences
how similar are the two methods (reflect on different research)
what are the main differences between both methods with regard to: sensory, analysis and participation (reflect on real research)
section 4: different types of interviews and observation
talk about structure and unstructured interviews
discuss the different ways of conducting observations in different places and for different purposes
conclude by summing up the main points of the paper and what is the main points we drew from the use of interviews and observations
include some recommendations for researchers in the field of education for best use of data collection methods according to different purposes of the research.
points for notice:
there should be examples from different research papers
discussion of the topic should reflect critical thinking and there should be a thorough analysis of the different sections.
use examples of research papers that are contradictory to the main paradigm and contradict what is commonly used and believed in research
use articles from journals as well as very well known books for British and American writers and other writers as references.