Research Methodology For Qualitative Research Design

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CHAPTER TWO: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Introduction Chapter two provides a detailed description of the research methods and procedures used to conduct this study. Major sections of this chapter include a rationale for qualitative research design, a description of the setting and participants, an overview of research design, a description of the IRB approval process, data collection methods, methods for data analysis and synthesis, and ethical and trust considerations. The purpose of the proposed study is to: (a) understand the alignment between instructional designers’ knowledge and demonstrated implementation of MLPs better; and, to (b) understand the factors that influence instructional designers’ intent and actual implementation of MLPs in…show more content…
Thus, qualitative interviewing is centered on the idea that participant perspectives and opinions are meaningful (Brayda & Boyce, 2014). Moreover, qualitative interviewing enabled the researcher to gain a deeper understanding of concepts that are not easily discernable, such as intention and feelings (Brayda & Boyce, 2014). This required that the researcher listened carefully to participant responses to be able to guide the discussion and ensure that relevant topics were discussed. It was also relevantt for the researcher to listen closely to be able to ask relevant follow-up question to solicit a deeper understanding of participant beliefs (Dempsey, Dowling, Larkin, & Murphy, 2016). Qualitative Study Characteristics This study adhered to the benchmark characteristic of qualitative study. Foremost, this study was conducted in the natural setting. Specifically, the data collection during this study took place in the instructional designers’ workplace, the site where study participants experienced the issues described in this study. Conducting the study in the natural environment enabled the researcher to gain a deeper understanding of the factors, such as organizational support, that may contribute to instructional

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