Qualitative methods

Qualitative methods

In this section you will explore qualitative methods in research. Different from quantitative, but still very valuable, especially in education studies, qualitative methods are often used to collect data that cannot be quantified, such as how humans react to a situation. Qualitative studies rely on information subjects share with the researcher and are often longer and more involved to assure the collection of data is accurate.

Required Reading:
Please refer to each Activity for required readings.

Assignment 5 Paper- Exploratory methods
Read the school Library’s webpage about Dissertation Research Methods.

Activity Resources
Trochim, W., & Donnelly, J. (2008). Chapters 9, 10
Creswell, J. W. (2009). Chapter 8
Cozby, P. C. (2012). Chapters 7, 8, 12, 13
Wright, K. B. (2005). Researching Internet-based populations: Advantages and disadvantages of online survey research, online questionnaire authoring software packages, and web survey services. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(3), article 11

Application of Exploratory Research:
After reviewing the required readings, answer the Review Questions 6, 7, 8 in Cozby, pages 125 and 126.

This section discusses observational methods, which are often involved in qualitative research.
Please answer questions in detail and support your answers with scholarly research citations where appropriate.

Length: 5-7 pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
Submit your document in the Course Work area below the Activity screen.

Learning Outcomes: 1, 6
Assignment Outcomes
Argue the criteria for selection of a research method.
Justify qualitative research designs when appropriate

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