As a scholar practitioner, it is imperative that you have the skills to deconstruct research articles and determine the degree to which research findings can be applied to practice. Like quantitative methods, qualitative research methods have unique strengths and limitations that must be understood in order to fully evaluate a qualitative study.
This week, you discover the distinctive characteristics of qualitative research designs and their applicability to the world of counseling, and you evaluate a qualitative study published in a professional counseling journal.
The assignment: (2–3 pages)
Your primary course textbook discusses three types of qualitative design. In your Discussion Assignment, you analyzed one type of qualitative design and responded to a colleague’s analysis of a second type. For this assignment, you examine the third type of qualitative research.
- Using the University Library databases, search for a counseling-related research article that employed the type of design that you are selecting for this assignment. Be sure to select the design that you did not address in either your Discussion post or response.
- Provide a full citation of the article.
- Provide a brief description of the study and the design employed.
- Analyze the strengths and limitations of that design in studying the identified topic and provide a description of your analysis.
Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are required to provide a reference list and to appropriately cite, in APA style, all references used within your assignment.