Comparing Data Collection Methods
• Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of at least two data collection methods for qualitative research.
Be sure to Include:
o Explanation of your experience using these different data collection methods.
o Explanation of what is/can be difficult or challenging and why.
• Explain how a researcher can ensure their choices for data collection align with their research questions.
Introduction about data collection methods for qualitative research
A minimum of 3 in-text citations (APA Format, 7th ed)
Please be sure to address each point – Ok to use headers for each and content below.
Header 1: Different Data Collection Methods and general experience using them
o Chart for visual aid good here, along with content to support)
Header 2: Advantages & Disadvantages in using these different methods
o A comparison chart and notes to support the content with explanation would be good for this
Header 3: Explain why the use of these methods can be difficult/challenging and possible ways a researcher can overcome this
If you feel free form paragrahs are better here, that is fine not to use the headers as noted. As long as all points are covered in detail in the content, that will be OK too.
References: (Can also use other credible references within the last 5 years to complement the list below, however, please use at least one of the references here also)
Saldaña, J. (2021). The coding manual for qualitative researchers (4th ed.). Sage Publications.
• Chapter 1, “An Introduction to Codes and Coding” (pp. 3–23)
• Chapter 3, “Writing Analytic Memos About Narrative and Visual Data” (pp. 57–84)
Ravitch, S. M., & Carl, N. M. (2021). Qualitative research: Bridging the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological (2nd ed.) Sage Publications.
• Chapter 5, “Methods of Data Collection” (pp. 124–163) (previously read in Week 7)
• Chapter 8, “An Integrative Approach to Data Analysis” (pp. 233–252)
• Chapter 9, “Methods and Processes of Data Analysis (pp. 254–294)
Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2012). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
• Chapter 12, “Data Analysis in the Responsive Interviewing Model” (pp. 189–211) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)
• Chapter 14, “Personal Reflections on Responsive Interviewing”
** Sub Note **
To Be Included at the Bottom after the reference section
Please list 3-4 points (bullet point format) explaining
The value of interviewing as a data-collection tool
Provide a minimum of 2 in-text citations (APA format, 7th ed)