Qualitative Methods And Design – res724 (3 credits)

This class presumes some basic understanding of the foundations and underlying assumptions in the field of qualitative research as well as examples of practice. Building upon this preexisting foundational understanding, the purpose of the class is to enhance students' understanding and craft through reading, writing, and reflecting on the practice of qualitative inquiry. Specific focus is on the design and development of qualitative research studies. Competency A: Differentiate between the various qualitative designs i.e. phenomenological, case study, ethnographic, grounded theory, and content analysis. Competency B: Evaluate the alignment of the qualitative designs to identified problems. Competency C: Evaluate the components of qualitative data collection and the appropriateness of each approach to an expressed conceptual framework. Competency D: Analyze the limitations of qualitative research and approaches for overcoming research challenges. Competency E: Analyze issues and concerns regarding the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to qualitative research. Competency F: Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research. Competency G: Develop a research methodology for a study incorporating best practices of the qualitative design chosen.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Applying the Appropriate Research Design to the Problem

  • Competency G: Develop a research methodology for a study incorporating best practices of the qualitative design chosen. [Wk 3]
  • Competency A: Differentiate between the various qualitative designs i.e. phenomenological, case study, ethnographic, grounded theory, and content analysis. [Wk 3]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the alignment of the qualitative designs to identified problems. [Wk 3]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the components of qualitative data collection and the appropriateness of each approach to an expressed conceptual framework. [Wk 3]
  • Competency D: Analyze the limitations of qualitative research and approaches for overcoming research challenges. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Analyze issues and concerns regarding the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to qualitative research. [Wk 3]
  • Competency F: Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research. [Wk 3]

Data-Collection Methods in Qualitative Research

  • Competency A: Differentiate between the various qualitative designs i.e. phenomenological, case study, ethnographic, grounded theory, and content analysis. [Wk 4]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the alignment of the qualitative designs to identified problems. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Analyze issues and concerns regarding the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to qualitative research. [Wk 4]
  • Competency F: Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research. [Wk 4]
  • Competency G: Develop a research methodology for a study incorporating best practices of the qualitative design chosen. [Wk 4]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the components of qualitative data collection and the appropriateness of each approach to an expressed conceptual framework. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Analyze the limitations of qualitative research and approaches for overcoming research challenges. [Wk 4]

Overview of Qualitative Research Methods

  • Competency A: Differentiate between the various qualitative designs i.e. phenomenological, case study, ethnographic, grounded theory, and content analysis. [Wk 1]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the alignment of the qualitative designs to identified problems. [Wk 1]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the components of qualitative data collection and the appropriateness of each approach to an expressed conceptual framework. [Wk 1]
  • Competency G: Develop a research methodology for a study incorporating best practices of the qualitative design chosen. [Wk 1]
  • Competency F: Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research. [Wk 1]
  • Competency D: Analyze the limitations of qualitative research and approaches for overcoming research challenges. [Wk 1]
  • Competency E: Analyze issues and concerns regarding the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to qualitative research. [Wk 1]

Application of Qualitative Research Methods

  • Competency A: Differentiate between the various qualitative designs i.e. phenomenological, case study, ethnographic, grounded theory, and content analysis. [Wk 5]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the alignment of the qualitative designs to identified problems. [Wk 5]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the components of qualitative data collection and the appropriateness of each approach to an expressed conceptual framework. [Wk 5]
  • Competency D: Analyze the limitations of qualitative research and approaches for overcoming research challenges. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Analyze issues and concerns regarding the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to qualitative research. [Wk 5]
  • Competency F: Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research. [Wk 5]
  • Competency G: Develop a research methodology for a study incorporating best practices of the qualitative design chosen. [Wk 5]

Research Protocol

  • Competency A: Differentiate between the various qualitative designs i.e. phenomenological, case study, ethnographic, grounded theory, and content analysis. [Wk 6]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the alignment of the qualitative designs to identified problems. [Wk 6]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the components of qualitative data collection and the appropriateness of each approach to an expressed conceptual framework. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Analyze the limitations of qualitative research and approaches for overcoming research challenges. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Analyze issues and concerns regarding the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to qualitative research. [Wk 6]
  • Competency F: Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research. [Wk 6]
  • Competency G: Develop a research methodology for a study incorporating best practices of the qualitative design chosen. [Wk 6]

Limitations, Rigor, and Ethical Considerations of Qualitative Research

  • Competency A: Differentiate between the various qualitative designs i.e. phenomenological, case study, ethnographic, grounded theory, and content analysis. [Wk 7]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the alignment of the qualitative designs to identified problems. [Wk 7]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the components of qualitative data collection and the appropriateness of each approach to an expressed conceptual framework. [Wk 7]
  • Competency D: Analyze the limitations of qualitative research and approaches for overcoming research challenges. [Wk 7]
  • Competency E: Analyze issues and concerns regarding the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to qualitative research. [Wk 7]
  • Competency F: Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research. [Wk 7]
  • Competency G: Develop a research methodology for a study incorporating best practices of the qualitative design chosen. [Wk 7]

Types of Qualitative Research

  • Competency A: Differentiate between the various qualitative designs i.e. phenomenological, case study, ethnographic, grounded theory, and content analysis. [Wk 2]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the alignment of the qualitative designs to identified problems. [Wk 2]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the components of qualitative data collection and the appropriateness of each approach to an expressed conceptual framework. [Wk 2]
  • Competency D: Analyze the limitations of qualitative research and approaches for overcoming research challenges. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Analyze issues and concerns regarding the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to qualitative research. [Wk 2]
  • Competency F: Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research. [Wk 2]
  • Competency G: Develop a research methodology for a study incorporating best practices of the qualitative design chosen. [Wk 2]

Implementing Qualitative Approaches to the Dissertation

  • Competency D: Analyze the limitations of qualitative research and approaches for overcoming research challenges. [Wk 8]
  • Competency E: Analyze issues and concerns regarding the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to qualitative research. [Wk 8]
  • Competency F: Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research. [Wk 8]
  • Competency G: Develop a research methodology for a study incorporating best practices of the qualitative design chosen. [Wk 8]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the components of qualitative data collection and the appropriateness of each approach to an expressed conceptual framework. [Wk 8]
  • Competency A: Differentiate between the various qualitative designs i.e. phenomenological, case study, ethnographic, grounded theory, and content analysis. [Wk 8]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the alignment of the qualitative designs to identified problems. [Wk 8]

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