Qualitative Research - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Qualitative Research PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: dcafc-ZjMxM



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Qualitative Research

Description:

Glaser BG, Strauss A. Discovery of Grounded Theory. ... Strauss A, Corbin J. Basics of Qualitative Research: Grounded Theory Procedures and Techniques. ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:5286
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 22
Provided by: connie81
Learn more at: http://csis.pace.edu
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Qualitative Research


1
Qualitative Research
  • Dr. Constance Knapp
  • Information Systems
  • DCS Research Seminar
  • November 16, 2007

2
What is qualitative research?
  • An approach
  • Usually field research
  • Usually complex

3
Why would you use a qualitative method?
  • To develop a theory
  • To understand a phenomena
  • To describe the nature of a phenomena
  • To verify something in a real world setting
  • To evaluate a practice or approach

4
Apply this to yourself
  • What kinds of questions do you have that might
    fit the above criteria?
  • Qualitative research usually begins with a very
    general question-whats your general question?
  • We describe or interpret phenomena-what are you
    describing or interpreting?

5
How is this different from quantitative research?
  • No null hypothesis
  • No causal relationship
  • No confidence intervals

6
Qualitative vs. quantitative
  • Some challenges
  • Replication
  • Rigor
  • Researcher as instrument

7
Methods
  • Case Study
  • Ethnography
  • Action Research Study
  • Grounded Theory Study
  • Content Analysis
  • (See Table 7.1 page 144, Leedy)

8
(No Transcript)
9
An example
  • My dissertation
  • Topic organizational and technological factors
    affecting CASE tool success
  • Methodology used

10
Grounded Theory
  • Developed by Glaser and Strauss, 1967
  • Refined by Strauss and Corbin, 1990

11
Grounded Theory
  • Literature review
  • Data collection
  • Coding
  • Theoretical sampling

12
Literature Review
  • Pure grounded theory literature after collecting
    data
  • I completed my literature review before
  • Questions that I asked in the interviews came
    from those suggested by the literature

13
Data Collection
  • What is the data?
  • Interview data
  • Taped
  • Transcribed
  • Field notes
  • The setting
  • The body language

14
Data Collection and Analysis
  • Iterative process
  • Collect data
  • Analyze
  • Collect more data
  • Analyze

15
Coding
  • Each transcribed interview was coded
  • All comments were grouped
  • Open coding learn underlying themes
  • Axial coding look for interconnections
  • Selective coding form a story line
  • Goal develop a theory

16
Theoretical Sampling
  • When you are no longer learning new information,
    you stop collecting data
  • At that point you have reached saturation
  • You can STOP collecting data

17
An example
  • Checklists from Leedy
  • Planning a qualitative study
  • Evaluating a qualitative study
  • A Grounded Theory Study of Successful
    Organizational Integrated CASE Technology
    Implementation Knapp, C. Proceedings of the
    Proceedings of the Second Annual Association of
    Information Systems Conference, Phoenix, AZ,1996.

18
Some observations about qualitative methods
  • Takes time
  • Requires a field setting
  • Requires insight on the part of the researcher
  • Provides richness
  • Can be very satisfying work

19
References
  • Glaser BG, Strauss A. Discovery of Grounded
    Theory. Strategies for Qualitative Research.
    Sociology Press
  • Strauss A, Corbin J. Basics of Qualitative
    Research Grounded Theory Procedures and
    Techniques. Sage, 1990

20
Web Sources
  • IS World Page on Qualitative Research/
  • Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Leedy Companion Website

21
So whats so special about qualitative research?
  • What you ask
  • How you design your study
  • What data you collect
  • How you interpret your data
  • How you use the literature review
  • How you write up your results
  • In short, EVERYTHING!
About PowerShow.com