Critical discourse analysis on racism or/and sexism

Critical discourse analysis on racism or/and sexism

The post is a combination of two assignments

1 critical discourse analysis on racism or/and sexism

2 The mental process students go through as they learn about research methods.

Assignments 1

The mental process students go through as they learn about research methods

State a specific research question related to her general research problem that lends itself well to a qualitative research approach. Then explain why your question is
better addressed using a qualitative, rather than a quantitative, methodology.

1. Explain the mental process students go through as they learn about research methods. She also wants to know which instructional methods are most effective for
teaching research methods to her students. Assume that Professor Parsnip decides to take a qualitative approach to studying these questions. State a specific research
question related to her general research problem that lends itself well to a qualitative research approach. Then explain why your question is better addressed using a
qualitative, rather than a quantitative, methodology.
2. Explain about the mental process students go through as they learn about research methods. She also wants to know which instructional methods are most effective for
teaching research methods to her students. Assume that Professor Parsnip decides to take a quantitative approach to studying these questions. State a specific research
question related to her general research problem that lends itself well to a quantitative research approach. Then explain why your question is better addressed using a
quantitative, rather than a qualitative, methodology.

3. Concepts, ideas, opinions, feelings, and other intangible entities are often labelled as “insubstantial phenomena.” Select one of the following 3 phenomena that
would be considered insubstantial, and explain two different ways — one qualitative and one quantitative — that you might measure it: a) the closeness of
undergraduates’ social network friends; b) the “campus climate” at your university; c) “irrational exuberance” about the stock market.

Assignment 2
Critical discourse analysis on racism or/and sexism
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“Critical discourse analysis… is directed at making people more socio-politically aware of the way language is used to manipulate them” (Widdowson 2000, p. 9). Is
this a fair summary of the goals of CDA, and how far has it shed light on racism and/or sexism in language?