Appropriate research methodology for your chosen research topic.
- Restate study purpose as described earlier
- Preview major sections of the chapter:
Research Design and Rationale
- Restate research questions exactly as described EARLIER:
- State and define central concept(s) / phenomenon (a) of the study:
- Identify the research tradition:
- Provide rationale for the chosen tradition:
Participant Selection Logic
- Identify the population (if appropriate).
- Identify and justify the sampling strategy.
- State the criterion/a on which participant selection is based.
- Establish how participants are known to meet the criterion/a.
- State number of participants/cases and the rationale for that number.
- Explain specific procedures for how participants will be identified, contacted, and recruited.
- Describe the relationship between saturation and sample size.
For each data collection instrument and research question, provide details of data collection.
- From where data will be collected?
- Who will collect the data?
- The frequency of data collection events.
- Duration of data collection events.
- How will data be recorded?
Data Analysis / Explication
For each type of data collected identify:
- The connection of data to a specific research question.
- Type of and procedure for coding.
- Any software used for analysis.
- The manner of treatment of discrepant cases.
Summary of main points of the chapter.