Part 1 Activity (A):
Complete the Qualitative Research Approach Matrix attached. All cells must be completed with accurate details.
As you complete the work on your matrix, observe how the approaches are similar and different across and down the cells. You will need to draw on those observations as you develop your narrative. As you prepare to develop the narrative, it is also important to organize the references so that you can refer back to the original sources
Develop a 3-page narrative responding to the following:
• Summarize what you have learned about the similarities and differences among the approaches in the matrix
• Describe how what you’ve learned by developing the matrix has allowed you to choose the approach that you plan to use for your research plan.
• Identify the approach you intend to use for your research question.
• Describe your rationale for your choice of approach.
Create your reference list, including books and methodological articles on each area. Attach the Research Matrix as a separate document in addition to the narrative.
Minimum of 3 in-text citations throughout (APA, 7th Ed)
Short but strong conclusion
• Patton, M. Q. (2015). Qualitative research & evaluation methods: Integrating theory and practice (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
o Chapter 4, “Practical and Actionable Qualitative Applications” (pp. 169–242)
• Grant, C., & Osanloo, A. (2014). Understanding, selecting, and integrating a theoretical framework in dissertation research: Creating the blueprint for your “house.” Download Understanding, selecting, and integrating a theoretical framework in dissertation research: Creating the blueprint for your “house.”Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 4(2), 12–26. doi:10.5929/2014.4.2.9. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1058505.pdf
• Wu, J. M., Viswanathan, M., & Ivy, J. S. (2012). A conceptual framework for future research on mode of delivery Links to an external site.. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(7), 1447-1454.
• Ravitch, S. M., & Riggen, M. (2017). Reason & rigor: How conceptual frameworks guide research Download Reason & rigor: How conceptual frameworks guide research. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Reason & Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research, 2nd Edition by Ravitch, S.; Riggen, M. Copyright 2016 by Sage College. Reprinted by permission of Sage College via the Copyright Clearance Center.
o Chapter 3, “Origins of a Conceptual Framework: The Birth of Grit” (pp. 35–56)
o Chapter 4, “Excavating Questions: Conceptual Frameworks and Research Design” (pp. 57–78)
Part 2 Activity (W):
• Present your research question as two or three versions, based on the different approaches you have explored that seem most appropriate to your research problem and purpose.
• Make a case for why each approach would work.
• Identify the approach you believe best fits your research question. Then, re-formulate the question based on the approach you selected.
• Describe how the approach you selected will direct the procedures you will later develop.
• Summarize your choice of theoretical framework for your prospectus. Justify how your choice aligns with your current choice of research question and approach. If they are not aligned, choose a more appropriate framework.
• Given your choice of approach, describe what data collection tools will be most appropriate to consider.