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Welcome: These are links to information useful in my work coaching doctoral candidates and to others who have similar interests.
This collection is a work in progress (WIP) thus I invite you to revisit in future.
Hope you find value.
Professor Craig Barton, Ph.D.

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Home - QualitativeMind. 1. Understanding 21st Century Qualitative Research. Open-Ended Questions for Qualitative Inquiry. Are You a Bricoleur?, Bricolage and the DIY Paradigm. What is Reflective/Reflexive Mindset for Research Inquiry? Advanced Qualitative Analysis - Course. Understanding Theoretical Framework - Dissertation. The placebo effect and a partici. The placebo effect and a participatory worldview John Heron, formerly Assistant Director, British Postgraduate Medical Federation, University of London Published in D.Peters (ed), Understanding the Placebo Effect in Complementary Medicine, London, Churchill Livingstone, 2001, pp 189-212.

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Outline Inquiry paradigms Cartesian anomaly The downfall of positivism A participatory worldview Critical subjectivity and four ways of knowing Methodology: co-operative inquiry The body as a subjective-objective reality The relevance and limits of conventional medical research The relevance of co-operative inquiry A co-operative inquiry project Inquiry paradigms Any method of inquiry presupposes an inquiry paradigm, which is a set of basic beliefs about the nature of reality and how it may be known (Guba and Lincoln, 1994; Heron and Reason, 1997). These are philosophical presuppositions of the method and are not derived from the method. Qualitative. Qualitative research is a generic term for investigative methodologies described as ethnographic, naturalistic, anthropological, field, or participant observer research.


It emphasizes the importance of looking at variables in the natural setting in which they are found. Interaction between variables is important. Detailed data is gathered through open ended questions that provide direct quotations. The interviewer is an integral part of the investigation (Jacob, 1988). This differs from quantitative research which attempts to gather data by objective methods to provide information about relations, comparisons, and predictions and attempts to remove the investigator from the investigation (Smith, 1983).

Characteristics Purpose: Understanding - Seeks to understand people’s interpretations. QUALITATIVE%20METHOD%20SAGE%20ENCY. Qualitative program evaluation methods. J.

Qualitative program evaluation methods

Mitch Vaterlaus, M.S. Graduate Extension Assistant Utah State University Brian J. Higginbotham, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Family Life Extension Specialist Utah State University Evaluation is an important component of refining programs and documenting impacts. Role of Theory in Qualitative Research. Bracketing (Epoche): SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry - IIER 16: Mackenzie and Knipe - research dilemmas: Paradigms, methods and methodology. Issues In Educational Research, Vol 16, 2006[ Contents Vol 16 ] [ IIER Home ] Noella Mackenzie and Sally KnipeCharles Sturt University In this article the authors discuss issues faced by early career researchers, including the dichotomy, which many research textbooks and journal articles create and perpetuate between qualitative and quantitative research methodology despite considerable literature to support the use of mixed methods.

IIER 16: Mackenzie and Knipe - research dilemmas: Paradigms, methods and methodology

The authors review current research literature and discuss some of the language, which can prove confusing to the early career researcher and problematic for post-graduate supervisors and teachers of research. Available Research Designs Based on Example Research Questions – SOBT. Quantitative Research Designs Avoid research questions with yes or no answers, as they are not particularly interesting.

Available Research Designs Based on Example Research Questions – SOBT

Qualitative Research Designs Design Science References Adeyemo, O. Firari, F. Krear-Klostermeier, K. (2012). Marion, J. Independent Study. DissertationGuidesWorkbook T3. Hughes Researching eprint. Generic Qualitative Research in Psychology. Qualitative vs. Quantitative: Conflict or Partners? Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: Developing a Qualitative Research Question (Module 2) Qualitative Methodology. Assumptions of Qualitative Designs. Core Concepts § Q: Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education. Core Concepts in Qualitative Research In this section, we discuss a number of issues, areas of contention, and concepts that are important to the constantly evolving field of qualitative research.

Core Concepts § Q: Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education

Subjectivity offers a starting point for understanding how a researcher's perspectives, biographies, assumptions, and commitments shape the research process. Paradigms engages with question like what is knowledge, and, as researchers, how do we know what we know? Emic & Etic outlines two general, contrasting approaches to qualitative research. Computer Assisted Analysis frames some of the discussion around new qualitative data analysis software.

Professor Graham Gibbs - Qualitative Research

Qualitative research designs?preview=Patton 10 tips for doc students and types of qual designs. Resaerchers Speak - Videos: Foundations of Qualitative Research. Chapter 12. Chapter 12 Qualitative Research (Reminder: Don’t forget to utilize the concept maps and study questions as you study this and the other chapters.)

Chapter 12

Qualitative research relies primarily on the collection of qualitative data (i.e., nonnumeric data such as words and pictures). I suggest that, to put things in perspective, you start by reviewing the table showing the common differences between qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research. That is, take a quick look at Table 2.1 on page 31 (or go to lecture two because it is also included in the lecture). Subjectivity and Objectivity in Qualitative Methodology.

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Software Tools for Qualitative Inquiry

Researchware - Qualitative Research Software for the Analysis of Qualitative Data. Strategies: Collecting, Tracking, Analyzing, Qualitative Data. Interviewing Participants - Qualitative Inquiry. Triangulation. Collecting Data: Foundations of Qualitative Research. Collecting Qualitative Data Now we come to collecting "data," the building blocks of research findings.

Collecting Data: Foundations of Qualitative Research

Like the clues of a detective, data are the "rough materials researchers collect from the world they are studying" (Bogden & Biklen, 2003, p. 109). Qualitative Sample Size - How Many Participants is Enough? -

Data Coding - Qualitative Analysis

Saturation of Themes, Data, Sources. Lessons Learned: Preparing a qualitative dissertation. Designing: Foundations of Qualitative Research. Designing & Proposing Qualitative Research We start our sections on conducting qualitative research with designing and proposing.

Designing: Foundations of Qualitative Research

These intertwined processes serve as spaces for you as a researcher, along with your colleagues and committees, to plan thoughtfully while considering the major challenges and issues that come along with conducting qualitative research. Some amount of designing must take place before any data is collected – at the very least a researcher should know where they are researching and some general areas of interest. They should have some background in general theories that guide their research and some of the current research in their field, if any exists.

And most research must be passed by an Institutional Review Board before any data is collected. Research Questions offers tips and resources for honing your topic of inquiry. Research Proposals discusses how to write a research proposal, with resources on the major proposals for doctoral students at HGSE. 13887_Chapter5.pdf. Lectures. It's (Beyond) Time to Drop the Terms Causal-Comparative and Correlational Research. It's (Beyond) Time to Drop the Terms Causal-Comparative and Correlational Research in Education Burke Johnson University of South Alabama Instructional Design & Development Program Abstract Presentations of causal-comparative and correlational research methods in educational research textbooks are critiqued. The first major contention in this paper is that, ceteris paribus, causal-comparative research is neither better nor worse than correlational research in establishing evidence of causality. The second contention is that the terms causal-comparative research and correlational research are outdated, and researchers should use more current and accurate terminology.

What is the Issue? Qualitative Research Guidelines Project. Analysis-of-Qualitative-DataXY. Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory: 9781412997461: Reference Books @ Onwuegbuzie1.pdf. Methods in social research. Social Research Methods and Program Evaluation Resources Basic guides These have very plain and clear descriptions of what evaluation is. Useful to introduce people to evaluation.

Qualitative research. In the conventional view, qualitative methods produce information only on the particular cases studied, and any more general conclusions are only propositions (informed assertions). Quantitative methods can then be used to seek empirical support for such research hypotheses. History[edit] W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook.

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Guide 7: Less Structured Designs. A refresher from our overview: To start (my opinion), I don't like the terminology distinction "quantitative-qualitative. " It confuses the level of the variables (such as nominal or interval) with the way you conducted your study (e.g., experiment, ethnography), and that is just plain inaccurate. Many historical studies, for example, are highly quantitative. Field studies may gather information on quantitative variables. The computer programs used for content analyses (see Creswell) can produce highly quantitative results. Furthermore, the level of the variables, whether quantitative or qualitative, also has absolutely nothing to do with causality or internal validity.

Action Research

Arts-Based Research. Case Study Resources. Content Analysis. Critical Social Research. Delphi Design/Technique/Method? Discourse Analysis. Ethnographic Research. Ethnomethodology. Evaluation Research. Grounded Theory Research Design.

Hermeneutics Research Methodology

Historical Research. Inductive Thematic Analysis. Narrative Analysis. Narrative and Performing Arts (NAPAR) Research. Phenomenological Design. Portraiture Research. Semiotics Research Design.