Ch07-PPT-RQs and Hypotheses

Ch07-PPT-RQs and Hypotheses - Chapter Seven: Research...

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Chapter Seven: Research Questions and Hypotheses RESEARCH DESIGN Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches Third Edition John W. Creswell
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Chapter Outline Qualitative Research Questions Quantitative Research Questions and Hypotheses A Model for Descriptive and Inferential Questions and Hypotheses Mixed Methods Research Questions and Hypotheses
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Qualitative Research Questions Qualitative researchers pose research questions Not objectives Not hypotheses Two types of qualitative research questions to focus a study's purpose: Central question broad question that asks for exploration of the central phenomenon Subquestions Questions that narrow the focus of the study
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Writing Qualitative Research Questions Ask 1-2 central questions and no more than 5-7 subquestions These questions should: Relate the central question to the strategy of inquiry Begin with "what" or "how" Focus on a single phenomenon or concept Use exploratory verbs like discover or describe Avoid directional words such as "affect" or "impact" Evolve during the study Be open-ended without reference to the literature Specify the participants and research site (unless stated previously)
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