For this Assignment, you will evaluate the data analysis methods used in the doctoral study that you selected in Week 1.
Your Topic: Evaluating Data Analysis Methods
Assignment Details: For this Assignment, you will evaluate the data analysis methods used in the doctoral study that you selected in Week 1.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Creswell, J. W., & Poth, C. N. (2018). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Chapter 8, “Data Analysis and Representation”
Yin, R. K. (2018). Case study research and applications: Design and methods (6th ed.). Sage.
Chapter 5, “Analyzing Case Study Evidence: How to Start Your Analysis, Your Analytic Choices, and How They Work”
The media piece Alignment in the Research Process
For this Assignment:
Submit a 2-page paper addressing the following:
Were the data analysis methods used appropriately for the qualitative approach or research design (e.g., case study, ethnography, grounded theory, etc.)? Why or why not?
Were all aspects of the data analysis methods described or justified sufficiently? If not, what could have the author said and why? If sufficient, explain why you think so.
Do you think the data needed to answer the research question(s) could have been analyzed as effectively using other data analysis methods? If so, what other methods would you recommend and why? If not, why not? This includes the data analysis methods as well as how they were conducted or implemented.
Add any additional comments for evaluation not addressed in the previous questions.
For all the requirements presented, explain how you came to your conclusions. Support your answers with an explanation or evidence drawn from the doctoral study and from course readings.
Submit your assignment as a Word document using APA format and style. You are encourage to use the assignment template located on the Writing Center website. Refer to the “DIT Templates” in this week’s Learning Resources for a link to this template.
Preferred Format: APA
Number of Sources: 5
Number of Pages: 2
Preferred Spacing: Double spaced
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