NRS 433V WEEK 2 DQ 2 PHENOMENOLICAL AND ETHNOGRAPHICAL QUALITATIVE RESEARCH TYPE.docx

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The three types of qualitative research are phenomenological, grounded theory, and ethnographic research. Compare the differences and similarities between two of the three types of qualitative studies and give an example of each . Qualitative research evaluates “variables and data collected through descriptive characteristics that cannot be measured with numbers” (Helbig, 2018). The study is performed either by observation or interview, thereby creating voluminous and cumbersome data that can be overwhelming to the researcher. Examples include phenomenological and ethnographic research. While both research types are descriptive and qualitative in nature, each has different characteristics as well. Phenomenology research describes individuals’ experiences of a phenomenon by collecting primary data through an in-depth interview. Data analysis is done by listing significant participants’ statements or responses, “determining meaning of statement and identify the essence of the phenomenon” (San Jose State University, (SJSU), n.d). Phenomenological

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