Discussion Overview In this week’s discussion, you will summarize an

 

  • Discussion Overview
    In this week’s discussion, you will summarize an article you found in the Capella library using qualitative inquiry themes, as well as summarize the application of a theme you found in the article to a qualitative study.
  • What You Need to Know
    Themes of Qualitative Inquiry
    The resources in this section will help you develop knowledge about themes of qualitative inquiry and strategic frameworks for conducting qualitative research. The Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods text discusses 12 themes of qualitative inquiry, each of which fits into one of the following three categories:
    Design Strategies
    Design strategies include the following themes:

    1. Naturalistic.
    2. Emergent design.
    3. Purposeful sampling.
    4. Data Collection and Observational Strategies
      Data collection and observational strategies include the following themes:
    5. Qualitative data.
    6. Personal experience and engagement.
    7. Empathic neutrality and mindfulness.
    8. Dynamic systems.
    9. Analysis Strategies
      Analysis strategies include the following themes:
    10. Unique case orientation.
    11. Inductive analysis and creative synthesis.
    12. Holistic perspective.
    13. Context sensitivity.
    14. Voice, perspective, and reflexivity.
    15. Strategic Framework for Qualitative Research
      The 12 themes of qualitative inquiry work together as a framework that embrace the characteristics of qualitative research. The themes of qualitative inquiry:
    • Provide a common purpose and direction for decision making while conducting qualitative research.
    • Define vital characteristics that demonstrate the value of qualitative research and qualitative data.
    • Reinforce how a qualitative approach is the most appropriate way to acquire particular types of information.
    • Readings
      Use your Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods text to read the following:
    • Chapter 2, “Strategic Themes in Qualitative Inquiry,” pages 45–84.
      • Focus on recognizing the 12 themes of qualitative inquiry.
    • Chapter 3, “Variety of Qualitative Inquiry Frameworks: Paradigmatic, Philosophical, and Theoretical Orientations,” pages 85–168.
      • Note: This is an assigned reading in Week 3. Due to the large amount of reading in Week 3, it is recommended that you start reading this chapter now. 
    • Multimedia
      Complete the following Capella multimedia presentation:
    • Qualitative Research Proposal.
  • Prepare: Conducting Library Search
    Library Search: 12 Themes of Qualitative Inquiry
    In this week’s discussion, you will describe the search methods you used to find a scholarly article related to your discipline and the 12 themes of qualitative inquiry. Be sure to copy and save the article’s persistent link so you can provide the link in your discussion post. Note: The persistent link will be different from the URL of the page on which you find the article. This link is usually listed in the article’s detailed record or abstract, or is generated in an e-mail if you choose to use the option, when available, to send the article to yourself. Refer to the Persistent Links and DOIs library guide for further guidance.
    To prepare for your discussion post, use the Capella library to select a research article from the academic literature within your discipline that portrays one or more of the 12 themes of qualitative inquiry.
    Design Strategies
    Design strategies include the following themes:

    • Naturalistic inquiry.
    • Emergent design flexibility.
    • Purposeful sampling.
    • Data Collection and Observational Strategies
      Data collection and observational strategies include the following themes:
    • Qualitative data.
    • Personal experience and engagement.
    • Empathic neutrality and mindfulness.
    • Dynamic systems.
    • Analysis Strategies
      Analysis strategies include the following themes:
    • Unique case orientation.
    • Inductive analysis and creative synthesis.
    • Holistic perspective.
    • Context sensitivity.
    • Voice, perspective, and reflexivity.
  • Write Your Discussion Post
    Conducting a Library Search: Qualitative Inquiry Themes in Research
    For this discussion, provide a summary of the scholarly article you found related to your discipline and the 12 themes of qualitative inquiry, and the library search methods you used to find it. Describe what keywords you used to conduct your library search, why you selected those keywords, and how you found the article, including the ways you refined your search. Provide your thoughts about how your library search methods could be improved and what went well with your library search methods, including tips and pointers for conducting library searches.
    Response Guidelines
    Respond to the post of at least one other learner. Address the following questions in your response:

    • Are the search methods clearly described?
    • Could you conduct the search methods based upon the description of the search methods?
    • How were your search methods similar or different?
    • How will the tips and pointer provided help you in your next library search?

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