Paper III (Qualitative Research)

Introduction to Qualitative Research

1.  Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data

2.  Explain strengths and limitations of a qualitative approach to research
3.  To what extent can findings be generalized from qualitative research?

4.  Discuss ethical considerations in qualitative research

5.  Discuss sampling techniques appropriate to qualitative research
6.  Explain effects of participant expectations and researcher bias in qualitative research
7.  Explain the importance of credibility in qualitative research
8. Explain the effect of triangulation on the credibility/trustworthiness of qualitative research
9.  Explain reflexivity in qualitative research
10. Evaluate semi-structured, focus group and narrative interviews
11. Discuss considerations involved before, during and after an interview
12. Explain how researchers use inductive content analysis on interview transcripts
13. Evaluate participant, non-participant, naturalistic, overt and covert observations
14. Discuss considerations involved in setting up and carrying out an observation
15. Discuss how researchers analyze data obtained in observational research
16. Evaluate the use of case studies in research
17. Explain how a case study could be used to investigate a problem in an organization or group
18. Discuss the extent to which findings can be generalized from a single case study

Study Guide ....Pay special attention to the Vocab Terms