Discussion 2: comparing data collection methods | RSCH 8310 – Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis | Walden University

  

Required Readings

Saldaña, J. (2016). The coding manual for qualitative researchers (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 1, “An Introduction to Codes and Coding (pp. 1–42) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)
Chapter 2, “Writing Analytic Memos About Narrative and Visual Data” (pp. 43–65) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)

Ravitch, S. M., & Carl, N. M. (2016). Qualitative research: Bridging the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 5, “Methods of Data Collection” (pp. 145–183) (previously read in Week 7)
Chapter 7, “An Integrative Approach to Data Analysis” (pp. 215–236) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)
Chapter 8, “Methods and Processes of Data Analysis” (pp. 237–270) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)

Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2012). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 12, “Data Analysis in the Responsive Interviewing Model” (pp. 189–211) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)
Chapter 14, “Personal Reflections on Responsive Interviewing”

Document: Excel Video Coding Document Template (Excel spreadsheet)

Review this Excel template as you view this week’s media program related to coding. Also, you will use this template for reorganizing and reanalyzing data.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2016). Second cycle coding [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

  

Microsoft Word Link – WAL_RSCH8310_co_programtranscript_EN.docx

Note:  The approximate length of this media piece is 6 minutes.

In this media program, Dr. Susan Marcus, Core Research Faculty with the School of Psychology at Walden University, introduces second cycle coding. She discusses the purpose of reorganizing and reanalyzing data from first cycle coding. She will also demonstrate using this method.

For this Discussion, you will explore different data collection methods and draw comparisons. You also will examine strengths, weaknesses, and the challenges they may present.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources related to codes and coding.
  • Consider the similarities and differences in the data collected from your interview and from the transcripts of the Scholars of Change videos.
  • Consider the other data collection methods you studied (focus groups, reviews of documents and social media; and your own memos and notes).
  • Review your Major Assignment 1, paying attention to the alignment between your research question and considerations for data collection.

Post a response to the following:

  • From the data you collected and other data collection methods you studied, compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of at least two data collection methods. Include an explanation of your experience using these different data collection methods. Also, include an explanation of what you found difficult or challenging and why.
  • Explain how you as the researcher can ensure that your choices for data collection align with your research questions. Use your experience from Major Assignment 1 as an example.

Be sure to support your main post and response post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA style.

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