Write a MA project: the methodology chapter.
It should be 4 pages.
Discuss the use of euphemism and dysphemism in Lebanese Arabic and the strategies used for euphemism and dysphemism.
Most of the papers I read about euphemism and dysphemism did not use naturally collected data.
Write a pragraph about natural data and its importance (you can see as an example the uploaded file, I highlihted page 82 pdf in yellow.
Actually most of the studies I read about euphemism and dysphemism used quessionnaires.
There are collected data from different sources (spoken and written ), spoken data was collected by (the researcher and by lebanese speakers, TV shows, Youtube videos) writen data was collected by (twitter posts and comments – Facebook comments – Instagram comments – forums – Whats App messages).
(In this study, the qualitative approach is chosen for collecting Lebanese euphemism and dysphemism for many reasons, among them is the fact that the researcher is the primary data-gathering instrument through observing and collecting the data in natural contexts. The study uses the unstructured observance method to collect Lebanese euphemisic and dysphemistic expressions in both oral and written use.
(Written data was collected by (twitter posts and comments – Facebook comments – Instagram comments – forums – Whats App messages).
The open questionnaire method, a quantitative method, was used for the verification of figurative meanings of Lebanese euphemisic and dysphemistic expressions.
Total of the sample = 113 residing in different lebaneses cities
Oral Data were collected from 60 native lebanese speakers (relatives, friends, acquaintances, friends of friends). female 30 females, 30 males, aged between 22 – 53), from different educationl levels. Some got their BA, Some got their MA, and some just finished their high school, and some just finished their intermidate school.
written data was collected from 53 participants on twitter posts and comments – Facebook comments – Instagram comments – forums – Whats App messages (from friend, friends of friends, acuaintance.
Thier profiles on different social media can show if they are males or females but no garentee) their comments were on different posts and photos related to diffreent issues and topics.
data were collected around 4 months.