This is a DBA in Business Administration course named Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis.

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This is a DBA in Business Administration course named Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis. This is a discussion question. Please answer as if it is your own. This assignment will be turned in to turnitin, a software that detects plagiarism. Please paraphrase more. Please have assignment ready on April 8, 2015 by 3PM. The assignment must be scholarly written. Please do not include an introduction because this a discussion question. Please include a reference page in APA format. The assignment should be in APA format. I will upload the rubrics and other documents that will be of some assistance. Also, I am requesting you because you completed the draft of doctoral study.

Course Description:
The D.B.A. capstone project requires that students know how to collect, organize, and interpret data. In this course, students broaden their research and general analysis skills as they further explore methodology and project types to incorporate into their doctoral study. Students engage in coursework focusing on qualitative and case study research methods, through which they learn to focus their analysis on efforts to improve the quality of an organization and its performance. Students examine techniques for thinking in an action-oriented manner, as if they were consultants, so that they can apply their own doctoral study in the real world. Finally, students engage in an iterative process of writing a proposal, incorporating feedback from peers and the course instructor. Ultimately, the proposal is offered by students as a document for review for consideration by potential mentors for their doctoral study.

Week 6 Introduction
Evaluating Qualitative Research

The Walden University definition of positive social change is “a deliberate process of creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, cultures, and societies. Positive social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions” (https://catalog.waldenu.edu). While your doctoral study might begin with a problem that is of interest to you personally, your research should also result in a solution that enhances the well-being of others or organizations.

This week, you will consider the potential social impacts of gaining more insight into and possible solutions for the problem you have identified. How will your research benefit the field of management and how will it be applied in practice?

In addition to this consideration, you will also evaluate the methods for ensuring quality used in the doctoral study you selected in Week 1. What methods will you use to ensure quality in your own study and how will this benefit other scholars in the field?

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this week, you will be able to:

Articulate the potential impacts for positive social change that might result from your proposed study

Evaluate the quality of a chosen doctoral-level research design

Assess validity-related concerns for qualitative studies related to business research

Create a first draft of an open-code document with theme analysis for peer and faculty feedback

Doctoral Study Proposal Draft: Your Research Problem and Social Change

As part of your Doctoral Study Proposal, you will articulate the potential ways in which your proposed research project will positively affect social change. Keeping your goals in mind, and thinking about the literature that you have reviewed, you should be able to formulate a clear statement of the problem you have identified for your doctoral study research. Recall that a research problem worthy of a doctoral study must be broad enough to be significant to others outside your immediate school community. It must also be specific enough, however, that a research project can be designed to examine it.

Discuss how your research problem is sufficiently significant to be of interest to leaders who have a goal of positive social change.

Resources
Week 6: Evaluating Qualitative Research

This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the assigned resources for this week. To view this week’s video resources, please use the streaming media player below.

Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Ensuring quality in qualitative research [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.

In this video program, qualitative research expert Laura Knight-Lynn talks about the issue of researcher bias in the interview process.

Readings

Course Text

Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
Chapter 10, “Standards of Validation and Evaluation”
This chapter discusses standards of quality in qualitative research.

Chapter 8, “Data Analysis and Representation”
Review this chapter, which was first presented in last week’s Learning Resources. This chapter describes the data analysis strategies used in qualitative research and then provides information on how to represent that data.

Optional Resources

Bernard, H. R. (2010). Analyzing qualitative data: Systematic approaches, Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications. Chapter 4, “ Codebooks and Coding”

Optional Readings on Qualitative Research Methods:

Birks, M. J., Chapman, Y., & Francis, K. (2007). Breaching the wall: Interviewing people from other cultures. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18(2), 150–156. Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.

This article provides insights and techniques to improve interviewing techniques as well as provides some context for improving ethnographic culture analyses.

Brent, E., & Slusarz, P. (2003). “Feeling the Beat”: Intelligent coding advice from metaknowledge in qualitative research. Social Science Computer Review, 21(3), 281–303. Retrieved from SAGE
Premier 2010 database.

This article examines the coding processes and the uses of computer programs to potentially help in the coding and analysis process.

Csordas, T. J., Dole, C., Tran, A., Strickland, M., & Storck, M. G. (2010). Ways of asking, ways of telling: A methodological comparison of ethnographic and research diagnostic interviews. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 34(1), 29–55.
Retrieved from ProQuest Central database
This article provides insights and tools so you can better understand the practice of interviewing in qualitative research.

Janesick, V. J. (2003). “Stretching” exercises for qualitative researchers (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. This book provides you with in-depth techniques to help improve qualitative research skills. It is highly recommended for DBA students planning qualitative research, and you may want to think about purchasing this during the first iteration of DBA 9000.

LeVasseur, J. J. (2003). The problem of bracketing in phenomenology. Qualitative Health Research, 13(3), 408–420. Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.

This article provides insights on how you can improve phenomenological research, particularly with respect to the concept of bracketing.

Merriam, S. B., & Associates. (2002). Qualitative research in practice: Examples for discussion and analysis. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
This book supplies you with in-depth techniques to help improve qualitative research skills.

Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2005). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
This book provides you with in-depth techniques to help improve qualitative research skills. It is highly recommended for DBA students planning qualitative research, and you may want to think about purchasing this during the first iteration of DBA 9000.

Optional Readings—Research Design Examples:

Block, P. (1999). Flawless consulting, a guide to getting your expertise used (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.
This book looks at the appropriate skills to be a successful consultant.

Ahn, Y., Park, S., & Jung, J. (2009). A case study on knowledge management of Busan Metropolitan City. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 11(3), 388–398. Retrieved from Sage Premier 2010 database. This article provides you with an example of an effective case study design.

Bhalla, A., Henderson, S., & Watkins, D. (2006). A multiparadigmatic perspective of strategy: A case study of an ethnic family firm. International Small Business Journal, 24(5), 515–5 37. Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.
This article provides an example of an effective case study design.

Edwards, P., Collinson, M., & Rees, C. (1998). The determinants of employee responses to total quality management: Six case studies. Organization Studies, 19(3), 449–475.
Retrieved from Business Source Complete database. This article provides an example of an effective case study design

Järvenpää, M. (2007). Making business partners: A case study on how management accounting culture was changed. European Accounting Review, 16(1), 99–142.
Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.This article provides an example of an effective qualitative study that is related to ethnography.

Smythe, E., & Norton, A. (2007). Thinking as leadership/leadership as thinking. Leadership, 3(1), 65–90.Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.This article provides an example of an effective phenomenological research design.

Required Readings

Course Texts

Creswell, J. W. (2013). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Yin, R. K. (2014). Case study research: Design and methods (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

American Psychological Association, (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

(Note: You should have received this reference text for a previous course. The APA Publication Manual will be used as a resource throughout this program.)

Articles

(Unless otherwise noted, from the Walden Library online databases)
Ryan, G. W., & Bernard, H. R. (2003). Techniques to identify themes, Field Methods, 15(1), 85–109. Retrieved from Sage Journals database.

Quisenberry, W. L. (2011). Common characteristics and attributes of self-managed virtual teams (Doctoral Study). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

Handouts

(Note: All document handouts are either provided via a link in the weekly learning resources, or located under Doc Sharing in the online classroom.

The following DBA Program documents are located on the Walden University Center for Research Support website, https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/:

Chair Process Overview
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/Documents/DBA_Chair_Overview_(5.25.10).pdf

Chair Request Form
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/DBA-Doctoral-Study-Process-and-Documents.htm

DBA Prospectus Form
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/DBA-Doctoral-Study-Process-and-Documents.htm

Doctoral Study Rubric
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/DBA-Doctoral-Study-Process-and-Documents.htm

Research Ethics Review Application (IRB Application)
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/Application-and-General-Materials.htm

Completing Your Small-Scale Qualitative Research Project (Interview) for This Course

How to Record With Audacity

Preparing a Good Qualitative Study Within the Walden DBA Context and FAQ

Research Design Considerations Flowchart and FAQ

Small-Scale Qualitative Research Project: Interview Guide Template
The Doctoral Student-Doctoral Study Chair Relationship

Media

The following media is streamed in the Weekly Resources area of the online classroom:
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Interview techniques part I Video file. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Interview techniques part II [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Theory [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Literature reviews [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Ensuring quality in qualitative research [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

“Anatomy of a Research Study” (Interactive Media)


 

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