Qualitative Designs and Literature Review
Using the information gathered from both the readings (Creswell, 2013 Chapter 5) to date and the two videos on literature reviews, construct a literature matrix with 7 peerreviewed
articles (using the Library Databases) relevant to your topic choice
Unit 3 Discussion board. Embed this in a 2page
narrative description (excluding Title Page, Abstract, References) of the
development of your research question and qualitative design choice. ((Schaefer, C. (2011, January 28). Get lit: The literature
review. [Video File]. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1hG99HUaOk )) and ((Western University Library.
(2012, September 4). Grey literature tutorial. [Video File]. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m90ZYnCmAI
Students will categorize a variety of qualitative designs (narrative, phenomenological, grounded theory, case study,
ethnography and netnography) within the framework of a research problem, statement of purpose, and research question.
***Topic choice in Unit 3 Discussion board>
One of the trends over the past decade has been the growing use of and
interest in qualitative research for educational research. Qualitative research, broadly defined, means “any kind of research
that produces findings not arrived at by means of statistical procedures or other means of quantification.
The type of data collection for a qualitative research study depends on the research design. The qualitative design itself
originates out of the disciplines and flow throughout the process of research (Creswell, 2013). Creswell (2013) recommends
narrative, phenomenology, ethnography, case study, and grounded theory as common qualitative research methods. These
were recommended because of they are popular across the social and health and psychology research studies.
For my developed research question states, The Effects of Oppression on the Innocent Mind: A Comparative Analysis. This is
anthropologic to my topic of interest because the narrative research approach will be open about handling data and open
communication with my participants while conducting research. I will have a formal and informal question and answer
sessions with each individual participant explaining everything my research is intended to cover. Thereafter, I will issue a
document that states everything in writing and from there the participants will allow time to read and ask further questions
before proceeding. The qualitative narrative approach allows interviews which offer researcher an opportunity to convey a
conversational situation to discover the participants’ personal experience from the interviewer’s perspective and expressed
in their own words. (The focus will be on children in Nigeria that experienced the exact opposite of the golden sun shine
resplendently, releasing waves of bliss and a peaceful life. They lived in a decaying wasteland, where the air reeked of
oppression and fear. Thick smog churned in the gray sky, blocking out all visible sunlight. In that country, free thinking was
frowned upon and those who cried out against the government were eerily silenced.)