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  1. May 2020
    1. of, relating to, or being a grammatical case or form expressing means or agency

      I really need an example of this!

      It seems unusual that they specifically mention "a grammatical case or form". I've never seen a definition before that is anything like this one.

      How is this different from definition 1?

    1. to bypass work

      What does "work" mean here? I think maybe they mean to bypass profiling?

  2. Aug 2019
    1. A lot of us will use “outcome” and “impact” interchangeably, but the truth is, they are different

      For clarity and to promote easier reading, consider revising this sentence so that the subjects are more explicitly identified. For instance, I'd suggest revising this section's introduction to something like:

      "When we talk about research or program evaluation, a lot of us tend to use the terms 'outcome' and 'impact' interchangeably. The truth, however, is that these are two distinct terms, and it's important to understand the differences between them."

    1. Explain defining features of content analysis as a strategy for qualitative data analysis and when it is most effectively used

      These two learning objectives are perhaps best presented separately, since they're both important and both represent major goals for readers. Also, the way the sentence currently reads, it's not technically clear what is meant by "when it is most effectively used." Grammatically, "it" could refer to qualitative data analysis OR content analysis, depending on how the reader interprets this sentence. Consider revising to something like:

      "Learners will be able to:

      Explain defining features of content analysis as a strategy for analyzing qualitative data.

      Determine when content analysis can be most effectively used."

    2. in the act of qualitative data analysis

      As a student reader, I think "in the act" is perhaps too formal and, at least from my perspective, clashes somewhat with the overall tone of previous chapters. Perhaps we can revise to something like:

      "Identify how researchers can conduct ethically responsible qualitative data analysis."

    1. These responses to what you are learning

      Though I do understand (I think) what the author is trying to say here, perhaps a slight change in wording would clear this sentence up a bit. Beginning this sentence with "These responses..." was confusing perhaps because I first interpreted the word "responses" as the answers participants provided during the hypothetical interview. Perhaps revise to something like:

      "Your emotional and intellectual reactions to what you learn during an interview may lead you to consider pursuing a slightly different line of questioning. You might highlight or de-emphasize certain aspects of the interview. Your personal reactions to what happens as you collect data are important and may influence your work."

    2. As we are thinking about going out in the world to gather data, I think it can be helpful to think about the data that is shared with us a resource.

      Great point about conceptualizing shared data as a resource. This is an important and helpful way for researchers to think about the information they get from participants. However - the repetitive use of the word "think" in this sentence threw me off a bit. Perhaps revise to something like:

      "As we're thinking about going out into the world to gather data, it may be helpful to conceptualize the data that is shared with us as a resource."

    3. Explain special considerations for researcher that accompany the collection of qualitative data

      This wording might be a bit confusing. Perhaps revise to something like:

      "Explain the special considerations researchers should keep in mind as they design qualitative studies and collect qualitative data."

    1. Emergent design is the idea that some decision in our design will be dynamic and change as our understanding of the research question evolves as we go through the research process.

      May want to revise this sentence a bit for clarity. Perhaps revise to something like:

      "Emergent design is the idea that our initial research design is dynamic, and may change as we go through the research process and our understanding of the research question evolves."

      (I think what threw me off a bit was the phrase "...some decision in our design" - this is the main part I would suggest tweaking for clarity.)

    2. The researcher who schedules interviews with public assistance recipients to capture their experience after a legislation drastically changes their requirements for receiving benefits relies on the verbal data shared with them.

      I think this important point could perhaps be more clearly explained/worded. I think that if we separately identify the researcher's topic of interest and research approach, we'll bring some added clarity to this hypothetical scenario. Here's how I might revise this sentence to clarify core concepts and explain links between ideas:

      "Let's say, for example, that a researcher wants to learn about the experiences of public assistance recipients after federal legislation drastically changes the requirements for receiving benefits. This researcher might schedule interviews to capture verbal data shared by participants. The researcher relies on the data he or she may capture as participants talk about their personal stories, experiences, and reactions to the federal legislation."

      *The above revision suggestion references the "personal stories" of participants - which could be a good way to naturally reiterate this chapter's earlier points about qualitative research focusing in part on the stories of research subjects.

    3. Because of this, as you are reviewing the sections below, think about accessible alternative sources of data that will still allow you to practically answer your research question and I’ll try to provide some examples to get you started along the way.

      May want to consider breaking this sentence up into 2 separate parts. For example, could revise to something like "Because of this, as you are reviewing the sections below, think about accessible alternative data sources that will still allow you to practically answer your research question. I'll try to provide some examples to get you started along the way."

      The above suggested revision would preserve the informal tone of this section and perhaps more clearly emphasize the main point about considering alternative data sources.

    4. it may be shaping the study

      Consider revising to something like "...and how these may influence or shape a study"

    5. Because of this, I think we need to take special care to treat these stories as sacred and we go about asking for people to share them, we need to do so humbly.

      May want to break this sentence into 2 separate statements to emphasize this important point. Could perhaps revise to something like "Because of this, we need to take special care to treat these stories as sacred. As we go about asking for people to share their stories, we need to do so humbly."

    6. how many are represented in your sample

      This might just be a personal preference, but I stumbled a bit with the wording here. Perhaps we can revise to something like "...and this is likely to affect how the larger community is represented in your sample" or "...and this is likely to limit focus group participation, which in turn may affect how the larger community and target population are represented in your sample."

  3. Jan 2019
    1. What are the symptoms of vaginal cancer?

      Change to "What are the signs and symptoms of vaginal cancer?" What are the signs is searched more than what are the symptoms.

    2. Vaginal Cancer Risk Factors

      Change to "What Causes Vaginal Cancer - Risk Factors"

  4. Jun 2016
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    1. I here

      Unclear what this is supposed to mean.

    2. Attested in the corpus is only the one example in (53),

      The only example attested in the corpus is (53),

    3. Syntactically, not only nouns, personal pronouns, demonstratives, or nounphrases can take the possessor or possessum slots. In addition, these slots canbe filled by verbs. Further, the possessum slot can be taken by mid-range quanti-fiers, temporal adverbs, or prepositional phrases. Finally, the possessum can beomitted.

      This entire paragraph is redundant. Remove it.

    4. subscript

      They're superscripts in (34).

    5. unattested

      Perhaps this is explained in another chapter, but it's confusing that you say it's unattested and then give an example (which means that it is most certainly attested). Unattested in a given corpus?

    6. details

      detail

    7. both

      Replace "both" with "the" here.

    8. Asfor the uses

      Uses

  6. Apr 2014
    1. which leads into our key step in creating a more collaborative and open scientific community.

      By "key step" here do you mean "goal"? This might be more clearly written as something like "which enables our goal of creating a more collaborative and open scientific community"?