Reflections on qualitative research for social change | RSCH 8310 – Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis | Walden University

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  Required Readings

Ravitch, S. M., & Carl, N. M. (2016). Qualitative research: Bridging the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Epilogue, “Revisiting Critically, Reflexivity, Collaboration, and Rigor” (pp. 383–392)

Chapter 10, “Crafting Qualitative Research Proposals” (pp. 299–342)

Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2012). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Chapter 14, “Personal Reflections on Responsive Interviewing” (pp. 234–242)

Required Media

Bald, L. (2016). A qualitative doctoral candidate experience [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Lewis, C. (2016). A qualitative doctoral candidate experience [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

To prepare for this Discussion:

Review the readings from the Ravitch and Carl and Rubin and Rubin and consider reflecting on your experiences in qualitative research throughout this course.

Review the media programs related to The Qualitative Dissertation Experience: A Doctoral Candidate Experience and consider the experience of other doctoral candidates through this qualitative research process.

Explain what social change means to you as a Walden doctoral candidate. What experiences from the course most influenced your understanding?

Explain what in qualitative research you would like to know more about as a result of taking this course.

Reflect on your problem statement and the next steps for developing a research topic for your dissertation or doctoral study. Include an explanation of whether you would choose a qualitative approach, why or why not.