Research Methods of the Qualitative Research Paradigm

Research Methods of the Qualitative Research Paradigm

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Review research methods as they have been applied to the qualitative research paradigm. Your paper should provide an overview of the background for qualitative
research, the various means utilized in collection of qualitative data (e.g. interviews, focus groups, and observation) and in qualitative data analysis. In addition,
describe and compare the various methodological approaches or traditions prevalent in qualitative research, including grounded theory, phenomenology, ethnography, case
study, and historical research. Conceive of this writing assignment as being a brief primer for someone considering embarking on a qualitative research project.

The following outline may provide guidance as you organize your work. While it is not required that you exactly follow this outline in your paper, these topics provide
a basis for adequate coverage of the topic.

Introduction
Overview of qualitative research
Description of the overall approach/paradigm
Advantages/limitations to using a qualitative approach
Compare and contrast with quantitative and mixed method research
Rationale for the current work (this paper)
Purpose
Research questions addressed
Organization of the rest of the work
Body
General considerations for qualitative studies
Data collection process
Sampling approaches
Types of data collected – (e.g. observation, interview, artifacts)
Procedures for collecting data
Ethical issues
Data analysis process
Organizing data
Coding
Theme building
Interpretation of results
Validation procedures

Qualitative study designs
Grounded theory
Background/overview of the research process
Data collection methods/sampling
Data analysis
Study outcomes
Ethnographic
Background/overview of the research process
Data collection methods/sampling
Data analysis
Study outcomes
Narrative
Background/overview of the research process
Data collection methods/sampling
Data analysis
Study outcomes
Phenomenological
Background/overview of the research process
Data collection methods/sampling
Data analysis
Study outcomes
Conclusion
How study (this paper) addressed purpose/research questions
Summarization of this study’s findings
Uses/implications for information provided by this study (how would this be helpful?)