Discussion: Literature Search, Part II
In this Discussion, you will conduct a literature review of your topic area, focusing on a research study that uses one of the qualitative approaches covered this week.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review the reading materials about the different approaches in this weekâ€™s Learning Resources.
Conduct your own literature search to find a published study that represents one of the Week 3 approaches. Remember, you may have to broaden your search terms to find an appropriate study.
Review the following resources before proceeding with your own article review
Write a 3-paragraph Discussion post in which you respond to the following:
Summarize the characteristics of the approach of the research article you chose during your literature search.
Summarize the research article, including the citation and sufficient information for your classmates and Instructor to locate the article.
Present a short critique of that article based on the â€œR8360 Guidelines for Reading and Evaluating Qualitative Research Articlesâ€ document.
Revisit your topic as a research problem which you began with and add to or refine your research problem and purpose statement process. Add other comments that summarize the development of your research ideas.
Assignment: Qualitative Research Approaches Matrix, Part II
In order for you to select the qualitative research approach that best fits your research question, you will need to develop a deeper familiarity with the approaches available to you. This weekâ€™s Assignment is the second of a two-part activity designed to broaden and deepen your base of knowledge of qualitative research approaches.
In Week 2, you began completing a Qualitative Research Approaches Matrix Template with four qualitative research approaches. For this weekâ€™s Assignment, you will add to that matrix by including four more research approaches.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Review this weekâ€™s readings, focusing on the differences among the following four qualitative research approaches:
Social constructionism and narrative inquiry
Interactive and participatory qualitative applications
Locate the Qualitative Research Approaches Matrix Template you completed from last weekâ€™s Assignment submission.
Complete the Qualitative Research Approaches Matrix Template for the four approaches highlighted this week. Some of the cells have been pre-populated with sample entries or with prompts to help you focus your comparisons.
For this weekâ€™s Journal entry, consider and respond to all three of the following prompts:
Progress: What has been happening in the course since the previous entry?
Problems: What obstacles/challenges have you faced with regard to the course and with regard to developing your research question and approach for your Final Project?
Plans: Look toward the next week. What challenges are you considering to resolve? Consider how your idea for your research project is evolving.