A template is provided for this Signature Assignment. Using the template provided and your relevant discussions from previous submissions, construct a qualitative research plan. Your plan should reflect the features of qualitative research and the rationale for selecting a specific research design.

  • Problem Statement (with recommended revisions)
  • Purpose Statement (with recommended revisions)
  • Research Questions (at least two questions)
  • Theoretical/Conceptual Framework
  • Methodology and Design (with the rationale)
  • Data Collection (outline and defend)
  • Data Analysis (include steps)
  • References Page in APA Format

Within the paper, address the following:

  1. Statement of problem. Provide a clear justification with evidence on why this study is relevant to your field and worthy of doctoral-level study. Support your efforts using 3 scholarly sources published within the past 5 years to ensure relevancy. Remember, the problem statement should reflect your degree type (applied or theory-based).
  2. Purpose statement. Apply the script introduced in this course and your instructor’s feedback to produce an accurate and aligned problem statement.
  3. Research question. The qualitative research query must be framed to deeply probe and investigate a problem. How, why, and what strategies are the best terms to include in your research question.
  4. Defend your choice to use the qualitative methodology to research your identified problem. Synthesize 2 or 3 sources to support your arguments.
  5. Defend your choice to use a specific qualitative research design. Synthesize 2 or 3 sources to support your arguments.
  6. Explain how and why you will select participants from a specific population. Include citations for the identified population, the sampling method.
  7. Identify and support with citations:
  • Data collection steps
  • Ethical protection of human subjects
  • Logically define the steps in data analysis
  • How the four elements of trustworthiness could be addressed

Length: 6-10 pages

References: 15-20 peer-reviewed resources.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

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