SOC 333 Week 2 Discussion 2, Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations Differentiate between the qualitative constructivist/interpretive format and the qualitative transformative format for writing research proposals.

Qualitative constructivist/interpretative format begins with the statement of the problem such as existing literature about the problem, deficiencies in the literature and the relevance of study for audiences. The procedure involves qualitative design, role of the researcher, data collection and data analysis that provides strategies for validating findings which may lead to ethical issues which results in the expected impact and significance of study. Qualitative transformative format is similar to the above but identifies a specific transformative issue being explored in the study such as discrimination and oppression (anticipated ethical issues). (Creswell, 2014, p.79). Discuss the importance of the purpose statement and the research question in the mixed- methods research proposal. The importance of the purpose statement and the research question in mixed methods research proposal is the “key elements of the design, such as the type of mixed methods study, a visual diagram of the procedures, and both the quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis steps. All of these parts could make the mixed methods proposal lengthier than either the qualitative or quantitative proposal” (Creswell, 2014, p. 82). The author of the course text provides some helpful tips in scholarly writing. What tips did you find most useful to further develop your own scholarly writing in course work which requires research papers or a project? There was a lot of useful information that the author provided in scholarly writing. Some of the tips that I found useful were not to think about your ideas, but to write them down on paper. I find myself writing on the weekend to do my assignments. The author suggests writing a little every day to keep the ideas fresh in your head and to strengthen your writing. Under what circumstances would you attempt to persuade a potential study participant to consent to an interview or completing a survey? After reading our textbook, there are no circumstances where you should try to attempt to persuade a participant to consent to and interview or survey. Honesty is the best policy. Be upfront and honest with the participants and be respectful their backgrounds (cultural, religious, and gender) (Cresswell, 2014). How ethical or unethical do you think this would be, and why? It would be very unethical. No one under any circumstances should be forced or persuaded to take a survey or conduct an interview. You are not going to get the answers you need for your study if you have to force someone to answer your questions. What is appropriate in influencing a participant’s desire to share information with you as a researcher, and how do ensure your approach is ethical? The appropriate way to influence a participant to share their information with you is ensuring them that you will have their complete confidence in ensuring their information is protected and that they will have credit given to them for their participation. When publishing the information, their identity will be protected, they will have ownership for their voices, and can withdraw at any time they desire. Communication is key when conducting research with participants. The information that is provided will not be “biased against gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic group, disability or age” (Cresswell, 2014, p.99). Reference Creswell, J. (2014). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.


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