RSCH 8310: Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

The Research Questions – Through what mechanisms, does
disability discrimination operate in large, bureaucratic organizations
?
Also, why are there experiences of Ascriptive inequalities in the workplace?

NOTE:

This entire paper needs to be done APA style

Please label all sections appropriately,

Please put APA style citations in all paragraphs

Please do references APA

This Major Assignment 2 is composed of four parts,
each of which will be completed over four weeks. These parts include: (1)
Introduction, (2) Role of the Researcher, (3) Results, (4) Trustworthiness and
Summary

Overview of this Assignment

The purpose of the Major Assignment is to immerse you in the
qualitative research process. The process includes hands-on opportunities for
you to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret qualitative data. This
qualitative research process begins with some items that have already been
identified for you:

  1. The
    research topic for this effort is the meaning of social change for Walden
    graduate students. You have been examining videos and reading about social
    change as part of the course study.
  2. The
    knowledge you have gained plus your reflections on the meaning of social
    change will form the beginning of the inquiry. That is, the research
    question you will explore is “What is the meaning of social change for
    Walden graduate students?”
  3. The
    description of your efforts of gathering, organizing, and analyzing data will
    form the basis of your methods section. And, the results of those
    efforts—the analysis and interpretation of those data—will be summarized.

For this Major Assignment 2:

  • Review
    the “What Kind of Social Change Agent Are You?” webpage and take the
    social change quiz. Consider how this quiz will inform your Assignment.
  • Review
    the expectations of The Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
    Overview and Guidelines for this Major Assignment 2.
  • Review
    the Yob and Brewer (2015) article related to social change found in this
    week’s Learning Resources and consider how you can prepare yourself for
    social change through your research.
  • Consider
    the research topic of the meaning of social change for Walden graduate
    students as well as the research question for this Major Assignment, “What
    is the meaning of social change for Walden graduate students?”

Part 1: Introduction – for this area must have 2 pages;

You will begin to examine social change from a Walden
graduate student perspective, explore positive social change as a research
problem, and explore the gap in research.

Part 1: Introduction (must have)

  1. Write
    a background statement of approximately 1–2 pages that includes:

    1. What
      you have learned about social change as a social issue.
    2. What
      you have learned about social change as a research problem. Support your
      insights with academic citations from the Learning Resources.
    3. Describe
      the gap that your study will address.
  2. From
    the gap, create a brief purpose statement that is aligned with the
    following research question:

Part 2: Role of the Researcher – Overview

What is the meaning of social change for Walden graduate
students?

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Complete
    the coding for your first Scholars of Change video. You began coding this
    video in previous discussions. Be sure to incorporate feedback and ideas
    from the Discussion 1.
  • Complete
    the coding for your second Scholars of Change video. You will use the same
    process as the first Scholars of Change video you coded. Be sure to
    incorporate feedback and ideas from this week’s Discussion 2.
  • Consider
    your role as a qualitative researcher and begin writing Part 2 of this
    Major Assignment.

This part of the Assignment Requirements

  • Review
    your analytic memos, field notes, etc., written during each aspect of the
    data collection process, and examine your role and experience and how that
    is shaping your experience (reflexivity).
  • Describe
    the roles you are portraying in this research effort (i.e., a graduate
    student, classmate, interviewer, etc.).
  • Identify
    any ethical issues that could or did arise during the data collection
    processes (i.e., these could include doing a study within one’s own work
    environment, conflict of interest, or power differentials).

Role of the Researcher Instructions – (must have)

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Complete
    the coding for your first Scholars of Change video. You began coding this
    video in Week 5. Be sure to incorporate feedback and ideas from the
    Discussion 1.
  • Complete
    the coding for your second Scholars of Change video. You will use the same
    process as the first Scholars of Change video you coded. Be sure to
    incorporate feedback and ideas from this week’s Discussion 2.
  • Consider
    your role as a qualitative researcher and begin writing Part 2 of this
    Major Assignment.
  • Review
    your analytic memos, field notes, etc., written during each aspect of the
    data collection process, and examine your role and experience and how that
    is shaping your experience (reflexivity).
  • Describe
    the roles you are portraying in this research effort (i.e., a graduate
    student, classmate, interviewer, etc.).
  • Identify
    any ethical issues that could or did arise during the data collection
    processes (i.e., these could include doing a study within one’s own work
    environment, conflict of interest, or power differentials).

Part 3: Results – Overview

During this course, you have coded your two Scholars of
Change videos, you have conducted and coded your phone interview, and you have
gathered data from the Walden social change website and any other documents or
websites you might have included.

Part 3 Instructions: Results – (must have)

You will write up the results of your findings. You will
include the following in your write-up:

  1. Data
    Sources—briefly describe each data source including location, duration of
    data collection, how data were recorded, and unusual circumstances.

    • Two
      Scholars of Change videos
    • One
      phone interview
    • Resources
      from the Walden social change website
  2. Instrumentation—briefly
    describe the type of instrumentation you used for your data collection.
  1. Data
    Analysis—based on the data sources in “A.”, provide a detailed analysis to
    include the following:
  • Report
    the process used to move inductively from coded units to larger
    representations including categories and themes.
  • Describe
    the specific codes, categories, and themes that emerged from the data
    using quotations as needed to emphasize their importance.

    1. 1st
      cycle—describe, give examples.
    2. 2nd
      cycle—describe, give examples/moving from codes to categories.
    3. Identify
      themes—provide examples and illustrate your results with a figure or a
      chart.

Part 4: Trustworthiness and Summary – Overview

The Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data

For this Part finalize your analysis in your Part 3, Results
section, and finalize your presentation of results from the different data
sources. Trustworthiness and Summary section will finalize the last part of
this Assignment 2.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review
    the social change articles found in this week’s Learning Resources.

Part 4 Instructions: Trustworthiness – (must have)

  1. Trustworthiness—summarize
    across the different data sources and respond to the following:

    • What
      themes are in common?
    • What
      sources have different themes?
    • Explain
      the trustworthiness of your findings, in terms of:

      • Credibility
      • Transferability
      • Dependability
        strategies
      • Confirmability

Part 4 Instructions for Summary – (must have)

  • Based
    on the results of your analyses, how would you answer the question: “What
    is the meaning of social change for Walden graduate students?”
  • Self-Reflection—Has
    your own understanding of you as a positive social change agent changed?
    Explain your reasoning.
  • Based
    on your review of the three articles on social change, which one is
    aligned with your interests regarding social change and why?

Required Media

Note: The approximate length of this media
piece is 10 minutes.

In this media program, Dr. Susan Marcus, Core Research
Faculty with the School of Psychology at Walden University, introduces you to
the world of coding using Word or Excel documents. In this first video, you
will learn how to organize your data.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is
12 minutes.

In this media program, Dr. Susan Marcus, Core Research
Faculty with the School of Psychology at Walden University, introduces coding
and how to move from content to codes. This video focuses on what Saldaña
(2016) calls “first cycle” coding. Three different approaches are presented.
Analytic memos will also be discussed.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is
15 minutes. In this media program, observe the focus group taking place. Think
about how you might plan and conduct a focus group for your research topic.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 9
minutes.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is
14 minutes.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 8
minutes.

References

Yob, I., & Brewer,
P. (n.d.). Working toward the common good: An online university’s perspectives
on social change, 1-25.

Ravitch, S. M., & Carl, N. M. (2016). Qualitative
research: Bridging the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological
.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. https://doc-04-2g-apps-viewer.googleusercontent.co…

Chapter 5, “Methods of Data Collection” (pp. 145–183)

Saldaña, J. (2016). The coding manual for qualitative
researchers
(3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. http://stevescollection.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/8/6…

  • Chapter
    1, “An Introduction to Codes and Coding” (pp. 1–42)
  • Chapter
    2, “Writing Analytic Memos About Narrative and Visual Data” (pp. 43–65)

Ravitch, S. M., & Carl, N. M. (2016). Qualitative
research: Bridging the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological
.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. https://doc-08-2g-apps-viewer.googleusercontent.co…

  • Chapter
    7, “An Integrative Approach to Data Analysis” (pp. 215–236)
  • Chapter
    8, “Methods and Processes of Data Analysis” (pp. 237–270)

Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2012). Qualitative
interviewing: The art of hearing data
(3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Publications. https://doc-00-2g-apps-viewer.googleusercontent.co…

  • Chapter
    12, “Data Analysis in the Responsive Interviewing Model” (pp. 189–211)

The following articles are examples of literature reviews on
the aspects of social change. Choose one of the articles for this week’s
Discussion 2.

Thomas, E. F., McGarty, C., & Mavor, K. I. (2009).
Transforming “apathy into movement”: The role of prosocial emotions in
motivation action for social change. Personality & Social Psychology
Review, 13
(4), 310–333.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Kezar, A. (2014). Higher education change and social
networks: A review of the research. Journal of Higher Education, 85(1),
91–125.
http://content.ebscohost.com/ContentServer.asp?T=P…

Aguinis, H., & Glavas, A. (2012). What we know and don’t
know about corporate social responsibility: A review and research agenda. Journal
of Management, 38
(4), 932–968.
Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Dickinson, W. B., Leech, N. L., & Zoran, A. G. (2009).
A qualitative framework for collecting and analyzing data in focus group
research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8(3), 1–21.

Walden University. (2015). Social change. Retrieved from
https://www.waldenu.edu/about/social-change

As you review this website, think about
Walden’s meaning of social change and how this website will guide you as you
consider positive social change for your Major Assignment 2.

Document: Excel Video Coding
Document Template (Excel spreadsheet)
Review this Excel template as you view this week’s media programs. Also, you
will use this template for organizing your transcripts and preparing them for
coding.

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