Discussion Thread: Writing Qualitative Research Reports
Write a discussion thread post of at least 750 words, you must support your assertions
with at least 3 scholarly citations in APA 7
th edition format. Any sources cited must have
been published within the last five years and be U.S. sources. Acceptable sources
include the course textbook, peer-reviewed journal articles, or government reports.
You have been requested by the Institutional Review Board at Liberty University
to justify your study using a qualitative research design. You have selected the
use of focus groups with 12 participants in each of two groups. Address how you
will protect the human subject participants in your study. Consider the following
• informed consent,
• voluntary participation,
• mitigation of risks,
• maintenance and security of all data and materials,
• use of audio/video,
• participant’s right to drop out of study, and
In this module, you will learn about the process and format for a qualitative research
report including protection of human subjects. You will also learn some key terms used
qualitative research: trustworthiness, rigor, transparency, dependability, transferability,
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
• Outline specific concerns to help frame a qualitative report.
• Explain the differences between a quantitative research report and qualitative
• Discuss qualitative reliability (trustworthiness, rigor, transparency, credibility,
transferability, dependability, and confirmability).
Chapters 12, 3
Lune, Howard, & Berg, Bruce L. (2017). Qualitative research methods for the
social sciences (9th ed.). Pearson Education.
Composing and Appraising Qualitative Research Reports: Collected Web Resources,
Articles, Chapters, and Books (Attached)
Rigor in Qualitative Research: The Assessment of Trustworthiness
Understanding Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research (Attached)
Writing Up Qualitative Research (Attached)
Liberty University Institutional Review Board