For this assignment, you will develop and submit a two-part abbreviated research plan (ARP) defining a qualitative research study, as you did for the quantitative research study in Unit 6.
Part 1 of the ARP includes the foundation for your study, while Part 2 describes some of the details needed to execute your research study. While a complete DRP relies on an extensive literature review consisting of at least 75 peer-reviewed articles from the relevant research literature, your ARP will be based on a limited set of instructor-supplied articles.
For this assignment, you should define an appropriate qualitative research project based on the literature that you have been provided. Except where noted, you should base your ARP solely on the articles that you have been provided.
To successfully complete this assignment, you will be expected to:
Describe the first seven key components of the ARP.
Describe an overall research approach or design and the rationale for the selection.
Describe the literature, including all of the articles that you have been provided.
Describe the data collection sources, selection plan, and proposed interview questions.
Describe the key components of the data analysis plan and the rationale for their selection.
Describe the contributions to theory or practice and their significance.
Describe ethical issues specific to this study and methods to address those issues.
Communicate effectively and follow APA formatting guidelines throughout.
Demonstrate that you have connected the proposed study to the literature that has been provided by appropriately citing and referencing the key scholarly works, and be sure that you demonstrate all three levels of presenting the literature, as discussed in Reviewing the Literature.
Use the template linked in Resources to complete this assignment. Include your name at the top of page 1.
Confirm that the individual components in the template are aligned with each other. This is particularly important with respect to alignment with the statement of the problem or opportunity, your research questions, research design, and your data collection methods.
Submit your paper and completed research plan template to your instructor in the assignment areathis preserves the integrity of your work.
Keys to Success
In successfully completing this assignment, you will:
Analyze the provided research literature.
Describe the opportunity, purpose, and theoretical framework.
Explain sources, measurement, and the data collection plan.
Describe significance and contributions of your proposed research.
Explain ethical considerations.
Provide main and supporting points that are easily identifiable, plausible, sophisticated, insightful, and clear.
Include a structure that is clearly evident, understandable, and appropriate.
Provide cited and referenced evidence to support main points; demonstrate the project has excellent integration of quoted material.
Show depth, creativity, crispness, sound logic, and clarity in relating evidence to main and supporting points and in anticipating counterpoints.