Analyze Observations, Interviews, Focus groups, and reviews
Week 5 Assignment Instructions: You have been assigned the task of presenting an examination of a direct observation, an individual interview, a focus group interview, and a document analysis to prospective doctoral students. Identify and utilize four peer-reviewed articles, one for each type of the four qualitative data collection strategies, to develop a PowerPoint presentation for your audience. Be sure to address the following in your PowerPoint presentation: Determine and explain the strengths, limitations, challenges, assumptions, and requirements of each qualitative data collection strategy. For each of the four peer-reviewed articles you read, indicate the following: • why the data collection strategy was used • explain how the data collection strategy addressed the study’s research question(s) • determine if the data collection strategy sufficiently addressed the study’s research question(s). Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists. Support your presentation with your four selected scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included. Length: 12-slides (with a separate reference slide) Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information. NOTE: The most commonly used types of qualitative data collection strategies include: • observations • interviews • focus groups • document reviews. Observational techniques can be obtrusive or unobtrusive and either participant or non-participant. Interviewing techniques include unstructured, semi-structured, or structured; can be formal or informal, individual or small group; can occur once or multiple times; and, like observations, interviews can be recorded using researcher notes or with the use of audio-visual equipment. Document reviews refer to the collection of data from any written artifacts, including government policies, legislation, lesson plans, organizational position charts, mission statements, letters, memos, posters, diaries, therapeutic notes (unless prohibited by confidentiality and laws), and all other forms of written text. In the case of certain qualitative designs—such as ethnography or case study—other artifacts, such as photos, Internet-based artifacts, blogs, artwork, music, or even graffiti, can be considered as documentation. Review the resources listed in the Books and Resources area below to prepare for this week’s assignment(s). Complete the following Spotlight on Skills if you need assistance with the tools used to complete your assignments. Spotlight on Skills: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation For this assignment, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation. For help in using this tool, review this PowerPoint Tutorial (http://learners.ncu.edu/public_images/mentor_affairs/training/Writingcenter/successful_ppt.pdf Tutorial.