• What are some ways that flexible/qualitative research characteristics are fundamentally different from fixed/quantitative research?.
Answer the following questions:
• What are some ways that flexible/qualitative research characteristics are fundamentally different from fixed/quantitative research?
• Think of a research topic of interest and potential flexible study. Comment on your reflexivity as a researcher. What are your past experiences with the research problem, participants, or setting? How might those experiences influence your interpretations?
• Consider a research study you might conduct. What is the role of gatekeepers?
Creswell & Poth: chapter 4 (pp. 65–110), chapter 5 (pp. 111–126)
Merida et al.: Elisha: Mighty in Word and Deed, Cleansed with Lepers and Floating Axe Heads, Four Types of Hearts
Robson: chapter 7 (p. 145-173), chapter 12 (p. 284-306), chapter 14 (p. 319 – 345)
2 Kings 3:1 – 8:29
Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
• Discuss the basic characteristics of qualitative research
• Analyze the effectiveness of using different question types in questionnaire design for gathering research data
• Examine the stages in selecting a research sample for collecting information
You will be further introduced to qualitative methods, questionnaire design, and sampling as a way to gather research information. This method will guide you in your exploratory, flexible design approach.
Each thread must be at least 700 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge, including at least 2 peer-reviewed source citations in current APA format, the text, and the integration of 1 biblical principle as outlined in the Discussion Board rubric.