Grounded Theory, Narrative Analysis and Ethnography

Grounded Theory, Narrative Analysis and Ethnography

In this section, the Learner will discover an essential component to qualitative research methodology: Grounded Theory. This section also involves discussion of two other important components to qualitative research: Narrative Analysis and Ethnography.
Required Reading:
Padgett, D. K. (2004). Chapters 1, 2, 3
Activity 1: Paper- Proposal 1 (10 Points)
Develop a Proposal:
Using the information from course readings, create a “mini-proposal” which outlines a research project focused on a specific problem or question and utilizes a specific qualitative method. Emphasis should be placed on clear definition of the phenomena to be investigated, referenced procedures and methods for the investigation, and detailed description of the form and substance of expected findings from this mock study. This assignment should also address the strengths and weaknesses of applying qualitative methods as opposed to quantitative methods to answer the proposed research question.
Length: 5-7 pages (app. 350 words per page)

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. Be sure to adhere to the University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Submit your document in the Course Work area below the Activity screen.

Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
• Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research methods.
• Examine and describe various qualitative data collection procedures.
• Describe how to compile, summarize and analyze qualitative data, and describe the use of qualitative data analysis software.
• Prepare a research proposal that employs at least one method of collecting and analyzing qualitative data.
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