Qualitative Research Methods and Designs

·         Qualitative Research Methods and Designs

Readings

Use your Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods text to read the following:

    • Chapter 9, “Grounded Theory Methodology,” pages 115–134.

    • Chapter 10, “Phenomenological Designs,” pages 135–150.

    • Chapter 11, “Narrative Designs,” pages 151–172.

      Use the Capella library to read the following:

    • Keats’s 2009 article, “Multiple Text Analysis in Narrative Research: Visual, Written, and Spoken Stories of Experience,” from Qualitative Research, volume 9, issue 2, pages 181–195.

    • Moss, Gibson, and Dollarhide’s 2014 article, “Professional Identity Development: A Grounded Theory of Transformational Tasks of Counselors,” from Journal of Counseling and Development, volume 92, issue 1, pages 3

      Qualitative Research Article Summary Resources

      After studying the introduction to this unit and completing the study activities, briefly compare the use of the research design employed in the study you selected to that of another qualitative design. In other words, what type of questions is each research design used to explore (for example, questions about the lived experience of a person experiencing a phenomenon, how to build a theory that is grounded in the data)? Summarize how the sampling, data collection, and data analysis procedures worked together to address the study’s research question or questions. The post should be written in your own words, not direct quotes from the articles. Incorporate material from the course text in a meaningful way.

      The length for this post is 350–450 words. It needs to be supported with at least three references.

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