1) “Report on Qualitative Data Production (semester 2): This report is a 1,750-words long
essay, written by one student. The larger data sources (as per University of Liverpool ethics
approval) to answer your research questions – again within the larger research topic of your
tutorial group – are articles from the Straits Times (archive). You will also conduct two
qualitative interviews with two SIT students, and some ethics restrictions apply. This report
requires you to explain the qualitative research methods you used to provide answers to your individual research questions, and to present and comment on your findings. The qualitative data analysis and presentation of your larger-scale Straits Times data requires evidence of you using the NVivo qualitative computer assisted data analysis programme. More guidelines will be provided in due course. This report counts for 35% of your overall module grade.
2) The research question/hypothesis is ‘ Must find links between level of education and level of income, level of education and type of sex, and level of income and type of sex, through latest articles from The Straits Times.
3) Please use articles from The Straits Times http://www.straitstimes.com/ as In-Text Citations and Reference.
4) The essay must be in the format/structure of the IMRAD method.
5) Please do a qualitative survey questionnaire of at least 20 questions based on the quantitative report essay that I had done previously and submitted to my university; preferably based on the quantitative survey question attached as ‘Appendix 1’. Please attached the qualitative survey questionnaire of at least 20 questions as Appendix in the report that you will be doing for me.
6) Please use the articles and theories files that I have uploaded (whenever possible and applicable) for this Qualitative Data Production report. However, please do not rely on it exclusively; please source latest and related articles from The Straits Times http://www.straitstimes.com/ and theories you may find others than the one provided if you find it more impactful, relevant and/or just better for understanding.
7) The ‘sources’ of 20 is the maximum that can be used; please do not exceed 20.