The Gifts of Imperfection - About the Research Process Summary & Analysis

Brené Brown
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In this note on the research process, Brown explains the methodology behind the research referenced in the book and the conclusions it led her to. She outlines the difference between quantitative research "which is about tests and statistics" and qualitative research which is "about finding patterns and themes that help you better understand the phenomenon you're studying" (128). Brown uses a qualitative research method called Grounded Theory. The basic premise of Grounded Theory is "to start with as few preconceived ideas and assumptions as possible so that you can build a theory based on the data that emerges from the process" (128). Brown's data comes from interviews which she then analyzing for themes and patterns so she can generate theories. With Grounded Theory, the theory you generate from your data is always evolving as new information comes to light. For more information on...

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