Answer the following questions:
- What are some ways that qualitative research characteristics are fundamentally different from quantitative research?
- Think of a research topic of interest and potential qualitative study. Comment on your reflexivity as a researcher. What are your past experiences with the research problem, participants, or setting? How might those experiences influence your interpretations?
- Consider a research study you might conduct. What is the role of gatekeepers?
Post your initial post by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday and your two response posts to your classmates by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday each week. Refer to the discussion board grading rubric for more information.
Creswell & Creswell: ch. 9 (pp. 179-212)
Merida et al.: Elisha: Mighty in Word and Deed, Cleansed with Lepers and Floating Axe Heads, Four Types of Hearts
Zikmund: ch. 15 (pp. 333-382), ch. 16 (pp. 384-408)