This research focuses on triangulation which focuses on comparing the different research methodologies and attaining a common conclusion. It also pays particular attention on carrying out qualitative research by considering the influence of the research to the researcher. In addition to this, the researcher used observation, interviewing and archived data as the main sources of data.
2- What where the advantages of undertaking this piece of research covertly than overtly? (Use dot points)
Below are some of the advantages of undertaking this research covertly rather than overtly:
The results of the research as well as the personal details of the participants ought not to be disclosed. As a result, the research had to be undertaken in a closed and a secretive which guarantees the confidentiality of the information obtained.
One of the reasons behind the confidentiality of these results is to guarantee the security of the participants as well as protecting their reputation in the public domain otherwise their lives and lives of their friends could be at risk.
International laws prohibits disclosure of any confidential information without the person’s conscious and therefore exposing the results to the public is an offence and a bleach of the agreement under which the involved parties expressed their willingness to participate.
Exposing the research results to the public as well as conducting it openly can render the whole process less effective in achieving the intended goals. People who were the subject of the study may fail to reveal their real behavioural characters during the research. Consequently, the recorded data and hence the final conclusion will not be correct and reliable. 3- Why do you think this research might still create controversy today? (Use dot point)
The undertaken research can be marked with controversy in the public domain because the intended purpose is still not clear to many people.
Several researches have been carried out on the same subject and different conclusions drawn.
As a consequence therefore, different approaches to the same subject exist putting the reliability of this research in question.
Another potential cause of controversy in this research is the question of whether the available data is the latest or not. This is because similar researches are done quit often and the sources of the data changes frequently.
Further to this, controversy may occur if the identities of the participants are revealed. This can amount to personal insecurity and loss of live at its worst. Still the reliability of the research data can be related to the behavioural characteristics of the participants and hence rejected or accepted on those hypothetical grounds.