YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON THE DI

You will have an opportunity to weigh in on the discussion about the criteria for evaluating the quality of qualitative research designs. You will also consider the relationship between quality criteria, philosophical orientations, and discipline standards. You will also consider ethical issues in qualitative research, the implications these issues have on design decisions, and the strategies used to address them. You will also annotate a qualitative journal article on a research topic of your interest. • Explain criteria for evaluating the quality of qualitative research designs • Explain relationship between quality criteria and philosophical orientations and discipline standards • Identify ethical issues in qualitative research • Explain how ethical issues influence design decisions in qualitative research • Explain criteria for a research topic to be amenable to scientific study using a quantitative approach • Apply strategies for addressing ethical issues in qualitative research • Annotate a qualitative research article •

Apply APA Style to writing an explanation of two criteria for evaluating the quality of qualitative research designs. Next, explain how these criteria are tied to epistemological and ontological assumptions underlying philosophical orientations and the standards of your discipline. Then, identify a potential ethical issue in qualitative research and explain how it might influence design decisions.

Finally, explain what it means for a research topic to be amenable to scientific study using a qualitative approach.

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