This 14 page paper provides an overview of the different perspectives on the issue of the role of the researcher in qualitative research and the implications for qualitative outcomes. This paper considers issues like knowledge of the subject, preparation, value free research, biases, and the impacts of sex. age and gender on the research process in this type of design. Bibliography lists 20 sources.
A 7 page research paper that includes a brief abstract which focuses on qualitative research methodology. It focuses on the characteristics and epistemological elements that define the topic of qualitative research, looking at foundational philosophical differences between qualitative research and quantitative research methodologies. Issues addressed include how qualitative researchers establish the validity of their studies, which includes discussion of internal and external validity. The literature also address ethical issues and how they are defined and addressed. This literature review delineates the differences between qualitative and quantitative research and also discusses the advantages of qualitative research in addressing topics related to human behavior and experience. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
method methodology qualitative research thesis.