Please answer the following questions fully, using course materials, and in paragraph form (no bullets or lists). Adhere to the normal formatting requirements (12 point Times New Roman font or Calibri 11 point, double spaced, numbered, with 1” margins, and in ASA format). Also, please include your name in the header or footer next to the page number. The following questions ask about the topic you selected to work on for the semester. Each question is worth 10 points.
Using the same topic as last project evaluation, select a qualitative methodology that you feel would best fit your research question. Describe that methodology, why you selected it, and how it would fit your research question.
Has the change in methodology affected your theory? Your independent and dependent variables? Your operationalization? [hint – it should have changed at least two of these] How will you adjust your research proposal to this new methodology?
What is your target population? What is your sample? How will you recruit your subjects? Is your sample random? Representative? Will your results be generalizable? How has your strategy changed with the new methodology?
Answer the question that conforms to your proposed methodology (and delete the others). A) Provide 3 questions you would ask in an interview on your topic. For each, describe how it will measure the major concepts identified in your proposal. B) Identify a field research plan. Where will you go, what will you be looking for, and how does this relate to the major concepts identified in your proposal? C) Outline your autoethnography. Address how your self-data captures the major concepts identified in your proposal. Justify your decision to make yourself your own subject and discuss the ethical challenges in this approach. D) Discuss your plan for content analysis. Where will your artifacts/data come from? What coding schemes will you be using? How will you be measuring the major concepts identified in your proposal?
One of the strengths of qualitative research is that it is more open and nuanced. This is also a drawback though because the researcher has a greater role in interpretation. Discuss what potential ethical challenges are presented by your topic and what steps you will take to ensure you remain objective.