Collaborative Narrative Reflection : Qualitative Research

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Collaborative Narrative Reflection
Qualitative Research Methods provided insight and experience into field research and the issues experienced in various areas of study, such as: claims, validity, trustworthiness, in-depth field work, data collection, and analysis. Furthermore, the course provided framework for different methodologies within qualitative research that will create an understanding as students move into the next phase of the doctoral program. Some of the methodological designs discussed throughout the course are: designs of narrative, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case studies. Learning qualitative research methodologies through hands-on practice with inferential observation, in-depth interviewing, synthesis, wrestling with trustworthiness, and analyzing qualitative data were essential ways to impart the skills necessary to do qualitative research.
Inferential Observation Inferential observation is the ability to draw conclusions based on the observations made. When making inferential observations in qualitative research the researcher makes careful observations by carefully recording every detail. Simply recording what someone says word-for-word is known as low-inferential observation but carefully recording details and drawing conclusions about who, what, where, why, and when is high-inferential observation. A qualitative researcher wants to perform high-inferential observation to get the best possible evidence to answer the
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