Outline for a qualitative dissertation

This resource was created by Dr. J. Patrick Biddix (., University of Missouri - St. Louis ). Dr. Biddix is assistant professor of Higher Education and Research Methodology in the Department of Curriculum, Leadership, and Technology .

  • Pages
    • INTRO
      • Experimental Design
      • What is Educational Research?
      • Writing Research Questions
    • MIXED
      • Mixed Methods Research Designs
    • QUAL
      • Qualitative Coding & Analysis
      • Qualitative Research Design
    • QUANT
      • Correlation
      • Effect Size
      • Instrument, Validity, Reliability
      • Mean & Standard Deviation
      • Significance Testing (t-tests)
    • WRITING
      • Writing a Literature Review
        • Steps 1-4: Finding Research
        • Steps 5-6: Analyzing & Organizing
        • Steps 7-9: Citing & Writing
      • Writing a Research Report
  • Blog at .

    Use of researcher's personality

    • Involvement with subject's experience
    • Live with data collection until no new information appears
    Bracketing
    • Researcher suspends what is known about the phenomenon
    • Keeping an open context
    • Set aside own preconceptions
    Intuiting
    • Process of actually looking at phenomenon
    • Focus all awareness & energy on topic
    • Absolute concentration & complete absorption in phenomenon
    Can use > 1 researcher & compare interpretation and analysis of data   

    The Qualitative Report (ISSN 1052-0147) is a peer-reviewed, on-line monthly journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. The Qualitative Report , the oldest multidisciplinary qualitative research journal in the world, serves as a forum and sounding board for researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other reflective-minded individuals who are passionate about ideas, methods, and analyses permeating qualitative, action, collaborative, and critical study. These pages are open to a variety of forms: original, scholarly activity such as qualitative research studies, critical commentaries, editorials, or debates concerning pertinent issues and topics; news of networking and research possibilities; and other sorts of journalistic and literary shapes which may interest and pique readers.

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