Explore the use of Qualitative Research


Week 8 – Assignment: Explore the use of Qualitative Research

Your task this week is to select a topic area and suggest how you could address a research question in that topic area using two of the five qualitative methods you have read about this week (e.g., grounded theory, a phenomenological approach, an ethnographic approach, a case study, or a narrative approach). Your selected topic can be as broad as you like, such as bullying in schools or the workplace, or understanding the experiences of individuals recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. The topic area you choose will not influence your grade, just your explanations for how you might address a research question in this area of interest.

After selecting your two qualitative methods, prepare an audio PowerPoint presentation for your colleagues to include the following for each method:

  • Provide your research question and proposed method.
  • Explain how you would recruit your sample.
  • Detail the questions you would ask your participants.
  • Explain the issues that may affect the quality of your data collection.
  • Explain the approach to your analysis.

Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists and should cite material appropriately. Add audio to each slide using the Media section of the Insert tab in the top menu bar for each slide.

Support your presentation with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide

Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information.