Discussion: Evaluating Research Questions and Qualitative Research Designs
Just as in quantitative research, when researchers design a qualitative research study, they are guided by its purpose. Their research questions align with their selected approach and the data that will be collected.
As you learned in previous weeks, alignment means that a research study possesses clear and logical connections among all of its various components. In addition to considering alignment, qualitative researchers must also consider the ethical implications of their design choice, including, for example, what their choice means for participant recruitment, procedures, and privacy.
For this Discussion, you will evaluate qualitative research questions in assigned journal articles in your discipline and consider the alignment of theory, problem, purpose, research questions, and design. You will also identify the type of qualitative research design or approach the authors used and explain how it was implemented. Narrative, ethnographic, grounded theory, case study, and phenomenology are examples of research designs or approaches used in qualitative research.
With these thoughts in mind, refer to the Journal Articles document for your assigned articles for this Discussion. Use Article A.
Scheepmans, K., Diercks de Casterie, B., Paquay, L. von Gansbeke H., & Milisen, K. (2014). Restraint use in-home care: A qualitative study from a nursing perspective. BMC Geriatrics, 14, 17.
By Day 4
Post a critique of the research study in which you:
• Evaluate the research questions and hypotheses.
The Research Questions and Hypotheses Checklist serves as a guide for your evaluation. Please do not respond to the checklist in a Yes/No format in writing your Discussion post.
• Identify the type of qualitative research approach used and explain how the researchers implemented the design.
• Analyze alignment among the theoretical or conceptual framework, problem, purpose, research questions, and design.
Be sure to support your Main Issue Post and Response Post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.
THIS WEEKS LEARNING RESOURCES
Babbie, E. (2017). Basics of social research (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
• Chapter 10, “Qualitative Field Research.”
Burkholder, G. J., Cox, K. A., Crawford, L. M., & Hitchcock, J.H. (Eds.) (2020). Research design and methods: An applied guide for the scholar-practitioner. SAGE Publications, Inc.
• Chapter 6, “Qualitative Research Designs.”
Document: Journal Articles (Word Document)
For the Discussion, download this document, refer to the assigned journal articles for your program and find these articles in the Walden Library.
Document: Research Questions and Hypotheses Checklist (PDF)
For this Discussion, use the prompts in this checklist to look for indications of the research questions criteria in your assigned qualitative research article.
This checklist serves as a guide for your evaluation. Please do not respond to the checklist in a Yes/No format in writing your Discussion post.
I HAVE ATTACHED THE HYPOTHESES CHECKLIST along with the transcripts of the video files.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Overview of qualitative research methods [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2009c). Qualitative methods: An example [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 11 minutes.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2009d). Quantitative methods: An example [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 13 minutes.
These tutorial provide an overview of qualitative research design and methods, including the key questions to consider when using a qualitative methodology.
Walden University., LLC (n.d.). Introduction to Multivariate Analysis. Retrieved May 7, 2021, from https://mym.cdn.laureate-media.com/2dett4d/Walden/RSCH/2021/Multivariate_Analysis/index.html
Walden University., LLC (n.d.). Secondary Data Analysis. Retrieved May 7, 2021, from https://mym.cdn.laureate-media.com/2dett4d/Walden/RSCH/2021/Secondary_Data_Analysis/index.html
Walden University., LLC (n.d.). Survey Design. Retrieved May 7, 2021, from https://mym.cdn.laureate-media.com/2dett4d/Walden/RSCH/2021/Survey_Design/index.html