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looking at the same data when determining significant analytic results was also considered as a strength in maintaining a quality, rigorous study. A discussion regarding feasibility in the current study was outlined and a rationale for the participants for the case study provided. Based on the guidance provided in Hatch (2002) regarding feasibility, it was indicated that though accessibility to the researcher’s place of employment would provide some ease in conducting the initial phases of the research, there would be inherent
106 biases and other issues concerning this choice. It was therefore indicated that the current research would be conducted at various sites in greater Detroit, MI that are in no way affiliated with or professionally or personally connected to the researcher. According to Hatch, “Capturing what insiders take for granted is one of the objectives of qualitative work. If the researcher is also an insider, that which is taken for granted may never come to the surface” (p. 48). Chapter 3 of this dissertation addressed the ethical issues inherent in conducting research involving human subjects. Specific to the case study tradition where the researcher acts as observer, issues abound whereby participant confidentiality could be breached and or participants could be directly or indirectly harmed by the research conducted. In response to these issues, it was indicated that in the current study research would not be conducted until proper university IRB approval was granted. Due to the nature of the research involving the confidential educational lives of children all FERPA guidelines would be strictly adhered to. The issue of the researcher in observer role was addressed by outlining the
107 steps which will be taken to inform participants as to the nature of the research as well as clearly establishing the researcher’s part in the process. The researcher intends to keep all data as accessible to participants as possible as to assuage any fear that words are misconstrued or that the participants themselves might in any way be misrepresented.
CHAPTER 4: RESULTS AND FINDINGS Introduction Chapter 4 begins with a restatement of the purpose of the current study, followed by the research questions. A discussion of the data collection and initial analytic procedures highlights the process by which data were captured, catalogued, and finally coded into collections suitable for analysis. A summary table of coding is presented indicating the number of clips that were assigned to each code as well as the duration of each clip included. The list of established conventions outlined in chapters 1 and 3 form the basis for comparison with the patterns and phenomena which emerged during analysis. Stretches of talk which provided evidence for findings are presented with explanation, and the research questions which drove the collection of data are each addressed with responses framed by emergent findings through analysis.

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