Qualitative Research Study
Discuss and Critique a Qualitative Research Study [WLOs: 3, 4, 5] [CLOs: 2, 4]
Titled Case Study Observational Research: A Framework for Conducting Case Study Research Where Observation Data Are the Focus (Links to an external site.), the article by Spector-Mersel & Knaifel titled Narrative Research on Mental Health Recovery: Two Sister Paradigms (Links to an external site.), and the article by Urcia titled Comparisons of Adaptations in Grounded Theory and Phenomenology: Selecting the Specific Qualitative Research Methodology (Links to an external site.)
In your initial post, consider the following:
What is the research question? How does a qualitative research question differ from the research question in a quantitative study?
What procedure was used to recruit participants for the sample? Was the sample size appropriate? Why or why not?
What do you think the researcher’s paradigm was?
What evidence of reflexivity do you see in the research report?
What ethical considerations were mentioned in the research report? What applicable ethical considerations can you think of that were not mentioned by the researchers?
How might a qualitative approach be useful for the research topic you chose in Week 1?
Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches by John W. Creswell; J. David Creswell