Dq Questions Essay

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Thanks for the information provided about qualitative study. Your response provided valuable information to help doctorate students achieved with more confidence research papers. For most qualitative studies, it appears that there are two major issues with sampling, (1) sampling the entire population (e.g., only two people contracted a rare disease in the world and the study is conducted only with those two individuals), or (2) taking a sample of the population from which to make generalizations (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010.) The researcher must never assume that qualitative research studies always involve the use of small samples. In fact, qualitative research can utilize large samples, as in the case of program evaluation research. Leedy …show more content…
An example of this study from Bailey, Montgomery, & Boyles, (2009) named “COPD stories of complex causal ‘truths’ ‘Sure I’ve smoked all my life/but I also put in 37 years at the mine.”

Grounded theory (GT) is a qualitative research method in which a systematic set of procedures is used to develop theory grounded in the data when existing theories are inadequate to explain the phenomenon (Leedy & NBMOrmrod, 2010.) The logic of the GT method is inductive rather than deductive, through an iterative process of going back and forth from the data to building a theory derived from data analysis. The analysis process using GT involves theoretical sampling; simultaneous and sequential collection and analysis of data in an iterative loop involving constant comparison of the data with an emerging theory; resulting in formulation of a theory, grounded in the data, to explain the phenomenon. An example of this study from Handley, Pullon, & Gifford, (2010) named “Living with type 2 diabetes: 'Putting the person in the pilots' seat'.”

Leedy & Ormrod (2010) described Delphi studies focus on using many forms of knowledge we now have to understand future possibilities (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010.) Experts are brought together to build consensus about what might take place in the future, its potential strengths and weaknesses, issues and problems, or potential solutions. Typically, experts

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