What Makes a Good Research QuestionIn this Discussion, you will identify criteria for a good qualitative research question.
- What defines a good qualitative research question?
- What do you look for in content, in terminology, and in alignment with the research problem?
- Share a definition, in your own words, of a good qualitative research question. Cite sources to support what you have developed.
- Present the summary of the qualitative research article you found, and justify why it meets or does not meet your criteria for a good research question.
Patton, M. Q. (2015). Qualitative research & evaluation methods: Integrating theory and practice (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Chapter 1, â€œThe Nature, Niche, Value, and Fruit of Qualitative Inquiryâ€ (pp. 2â€“44)
Maxwell, J. A. (2009). Designing a qualitative study. The SAGE handbook of applied social research methods, 2, 214-253.
Ortlipp, M. (2008). Keeping and using reflective journals in the qualitative research process. The Qualitative Report, 13(4), 695â€“705. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1579&context=tqr
Walden University. (2016a). Office of Student Research Administration: EdD doctoral study. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/edd Note: For the EdD doctoral study, use this webpage to access the rubrics in the qualitative checklist, along with prospectus templates and guidelines.
Walden University. (2016b). Office of Student Research Administration: PhD dissertation program. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/phd Note: For the PhD dissertation program, use this web page to access the rubrics in the qualitative checklist, along with prospectus templates and guidelines.
Walden University. (2016c). Research resources: Research planning & writing. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/resources/planning Note: From this web page, access the â€œLitmus Testâ€ document.Â
Documents and Tools
Creswell, J. W. (2016). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among the five approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among the Five Approaches, 3rd Edition by Creswell, J. Copyright 2012 by Sage College. Reprinted by permission of Sage College via the Copyright Clearance Center. Chapter 6, â€œIntroducing and Focusing the Studyâ€ (pp. 127â€“146)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2016). Introduction to SAGE research methods online [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3D-Zh7VoaI&feature=youtu.be Note: Â The approximate length of this media piece is 25 minutes.