This is a DBA in Business Administration course named Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis. This is a discussion question. Please answer as if it is your own. This assignment will be turned in to turnitin, a software that detects plagiarism. Please paraphrase more. Please have assignment ready on March 18, 2015

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This is a DBA in Business Administration course named Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis. This is a discussion question. Please answer as if it

is your own. This assignment will be turned in to turnitin, a software that detects plagiarism. Please paraphrase more. Please have assignment ready on March 18, 2015

by 3PM. The assignment must be scholarly written. Please do not include an introduction because this a discussion question.
Course Description:
The D.B.A. capstone project requires that students know how to collect, organize, and interpret data. In this course, students broaden their research and general

analysis skills as they further explore methodology and project types to incorporate into their doctoral study. Students engage in coursework focusing on qualitative

and case study research methods, through which they learn to focus their analysis on efforts to improve the quality of an organization and its performance. Students

examine techniques for thinking in an action-oriented manner, as if they were consultants, so that they can apply their own doctoral study in the real world. Finally,

students engage in an iterative process of writing a proposal, incorporating feedback from peers and the course instructor. Ultimately, the proposal is offered by

students as a document for review for consideration by potential mentors for their doctoral study.

Week 3 Introduction
Designing a Qualitative Study and Approach
The foundation of every successful doctoral study is a well-formulated business problem statement. You have likely already identified a business topic about which you

are passionate, but is it a business problem that you can actually investigate? For example, does the business problem statement have a limited enough scope, and does

enough research exist to support your inquiry? Critically thinking about factors such as these is necessary for constructing a pragmatic research question and a

focused and promising doctoral research study.

This week, you will focus on developing your business problem statement for your own study, concentrating on its scope and on the potential resources and research

methods that you can apply to it. Be sure to follow the criteria in the Walden doc study rubric. Work with your colleagues and Instructor to determine your statement’s

feasibility and appropriateness as it relates to your doctoral study. You will use their feedback to hone and refine your business problem statement.

In addition, you will continue your evaluation of your selected doctoral study, focusing on the data collection methods and their fit with the identified problem and

approach.
Consider the relationship between the problem, the methods, and data collection techniques and how this relationship helps to focus a study.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this week, you will be able to:
Evaluate data collection methods for qualitative research in a business-related doctoral study
Examine how to focus an appropriate qualitative study
Create a first draft of your business problem statement
Assess ethical challenges in conducting qualitative research

Finding More Focus in a Qualitative Study

You must always consider the research method you plan to use when collecting your data. This can have an impact on how you proceed. The five research approaches can

vary in the variety of information collected, the scope of the issues, and the invasiveness of the data collection effort. Since most of you will be using a Case

Study:
Review the Haug or Reinke proposed doctoral study from Week 1 (Doc Sharing) .

Review the methodology section and compare and contrast the design and the method with the information you have learned from the Creswell and Yin course texts. (2-3

paragraphs)

How might you apply to your own study what you learned from Reinke or Haug about Case Study Design? (1-2 paragraphs)

Paraphrase please – NO QUOTES from the studies – use your own words!

Resources

Week 3: Designing a Qualitative Study and Approach

This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure scroll down the page to see all of the assigned resources for this week. To view this week’s video

resources, please use the streaming media players below.

Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Interview techniques part II [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 14 minutes.
This video program focuses on strategies needed to ensure the success of qualitative interviews. It discusses relevant subtopics, such as types of interview questions,

the importance of neutrality, cross-cultural interview considerations, potential ethical issues, and tips for effectively recording data gathered during the interview

process.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Theory [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 23 minutes.

This video program focuses on theory and how it relates to the various methods of research design.

Readings

Course Texts

Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing
Among Five Approaches

Chapter 6, “Introducing and Focusing the Study”
This chapter addresses the problem statement, the purpose statement, and the research questions, which are three main components related to introducing and focusing a

qualitative study.

Chapter 7, “Data Collection”
This chapter explores the many components of the data collection process and states that the method of data collection can vary depending on the research method used.

Study Research: Design and Methods
Chapter 2, “Designing Case Studies: Identifying Your Case(s) and Establishing the Logic of Your Case Study” (pp. 46–65)

This reading describes four types of designs for case studies.
Chapter 3, “Preparing to Collect Case Study Evidence: What You Need to Do Before Starting to Collect Case Study Data”
Preparing for data collection is an important part of your research. Depending on the scope of a case study, the undertaking may be clear-cut or complex. This chapter

explores the different types of case studies you may encounter.
American Psychological Association, (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
(Note: You should have received this reference text for a previous course. The APA Publication Manual will be used as a resource throughout this program.)

Chapters 4–-6

Read and understand “The Mechanics of Style,” “Displaying Results,” and “Crediting Sources.”

Website:

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance: Institutional Review Board for Ethical Standards in Research
http://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/Office-of-Research-Integrity-and-Compliance.htm

This website provides the information and forms you will need to comply with the research ethics policies of Walden University.

Optional Resources
Bernard, H. R. (2010). Analyzing qualitative data: Systematic approaches. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Chapter 3, “Finding Themes”

Course Materials
Required Readings

Course Texts

Creswell, J. W. (2013). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Yin, R. K. (2014). Case study research: Design and methods (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

American Psychological Association, (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

(Note: You should have received this reference text for a previous course. The APA Publication Manual will be used as a resource throughout this program.)

Articles

(Unless otherwise noted, from the Walden Library online databases)
Ryan, G. W., & Bernard, H. R. (2003). Techniques to identify themes, Field Methods, 15(1), 85–109. Retrieved from Sage Journals database.

Quisenberry, W. L. (2011). Common characteristics and attributes of self-managed virtual teams (Doctoral Study). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

database.
Handouts
(Note: All document handouts are either provided via a link in the weekly learning resources, or located under Doc Sharing in the online classroom.
The following DBA Program documents are located on the Walden University Center for Research Support website, http://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/:

Chair Process Overview
http://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/Documents/DBA_Chair_Overview_(5.25.10).pdf

Chair Request Form
http://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/DBA-Doctoral-Study-Process-and-Documents.htm

DBA Prospectus Form
http://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/DBA-Doctoral-Study-Process-and-Documents.htm

Doctoral Study Rubric
http://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/DBA-Doctoral-Study-Process-and-Documents.htm

Research Ethics Review Application (IRB Application)
http://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/Application-and-General-Materials.htm

Completing Your Small-Scale Qualitative Research Project (Interview) for This Course

How to Record With Audacity

Preparing a Good Qualitative Study Within the Walden DBA Context and FAQ

Research Design Considerations Flowchart and FAQ

Small-Scale Qualitative Research Project: Interview Guide Template
The Doctoral Student-Doctoral Study Chair Relationship

Media

The following media is streamed in the Weekly Resources area of the online classroom:
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Interview techniques part I [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Interview techniques part II [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Theory [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Literature reviews [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Ensuring quality in qualitative research [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

“Anatomy of a Research Study” (Interactive Media)

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