The Final Project is a stepwise process, and its goal is to leave you well-prepared by the end of this course to execute on your qualitative research study plan.
In Week 10, you will complete Step V of the Final Project. Step V allows you to develop your skills in selecting the right coding strategy for your study approach and in reporting the appropriate codes and categories for your study. In this Assignment, you will complete Step V.
- A draft Analysis Plan (which you will continue to revise later in the week)
- A summary of the codes and categories you identified in your transcribed documents (SEE THE WORKSHOP ASSIGNMENT FOIR THIS WEEK)
- A 2- to 3-page paper comparing your hand-coding experience with what you researched on QDA software
- A final analysis plan, with feedback from your peer debriefed integrated into the document
You will need to have completed all 4 tasks in order to be eligible for full credit on this Assignment. Be sure to allow adequate time for each task as you structure your week. A suggested schedule is included here:
By Day 3: Draft your analysis plan, including steps based on the research question, chosen approach, and sampling criteria.
Note: You’ll be posting this to your Workshop thread in order to receive peer feedback.
By Day 5: Summarize the codes and categories you identified in your transcribed documents.
By Day 5: Draft a 2- to 3-page paper comparing your hand-coding experience with what you researched on QDA software.
By Day 6: Integrate the feedback you received from your peer debriefed.