Dance Research Methodology

Dance Research Reflexivity (4.7)

Dance Research Reflexivity (4.7)

Research Reflexivity Reflexivity is defined by Gratton and Jones (2004, p. 186) as: A process whereby the effect of the researcher, and their own characteristics, background, values, attitudes and so on, upon the subject matter is taken account of.Gratton and Jones...

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Research and Judgment Criteria (4.81)

Research and Judgment Criteria (4.81)

Positivist Perspective of Validity Drawing from the discussion on the previous page regards reflexivity, and given the socially constructed nature of my research, is based on people’s subjectivities (following an interpretivist paradigm), my work cannot be judged...

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Dance Research Data Validity and Reliability (4.8)

Dance Research Data Validity and Reliability (4.8)

Reliability Qualitative Research According to Mason (2002, p. 39), in qualitative research: Reliability involves the accuracy of your research methods and techniques . . . if your research is valid, it means that you are observing, identifying or ‘measuring’ what you...

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Presentation of the Dance Research Data (4.6.4)

Presentation of the Dance Research Data (4.6.4)

From Data to Writing Model As I started writing the results, I was presented with various possibilities. As stated by Sandelowski (1998, p. 376), ‘qualitative researchers must choose which story, of the many stories available to them in a data set’. In the choice of...

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Texts and Interviews Analysis – Dance Heritage (4.6.2)

Texts and Interviews Analysis – Dance Heritage (4.6.2)

Transcriptions For the textual sources (books, blogs, comments to online videos, web pages) there was no need to transcribe the content. In order that the interviews though were also in the same textual format as the above sources, the interviews needed transcription....

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Research Ethics for a PhD on Dance Heritage (4.5)

Research Ethics for a PhD on Dance Heritage (4.5)

Ethics Committee The ethics for the research was submitted to and passed by the Cardiff School of Sport Ethics Committee (an interdisciplinary board), and the potential for risks in this study was considered minimal. These were identified particularly with respect to...

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Semi-Structured Interviews (4.4.3)

Semi-Structured Interviews (4.4.3)

Rationale for Using Interview in the Dance Heritage Research The ethnochoreological approach for this research required that I gathered three different pieces of information about raqs sharqi: its form, the culture and the experience. The first two pieces of...

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Using Media and Documents for Dance Research (4.4.2)

Using Media and Documents for Dance Research (4.4.2)

Rationale for Using Documents & Media In addition to online videos, I used other online and offline sources to gather data. These included books and DVDs, specialized websites and blogs, social media (especially Facebook) and open forums. These sources provided...

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Using Online Dance Videos for Heritage Research (4.4.1)

Using Online Dance Videos for Heritage Research (4.4.1)

Rationale for Using Video Analysis I chose to analyze dance videos, in the quest to identify the key movements of Egyptian raqs sharqi, that remains roughly constant, in spite of stylistic and performance context changes. This search touches on the issue of...

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