As you complete the work on your matrix, observe how

 As you complete the work on your matrix, observe how the approaches are similar and different across and down the cells. You will need to draw on those observations as you develop your narrative this week. As you prepare to develop your narrative, it is also important to organize your references so that you can refer back to the original sources. For this Assignment, you will create a brief narrative summarizing what you have learned, citing your sources. This Assignment will be a helpful guide as you read other qualitative studies for your capstone.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the work that you have done in the last two weeks, making sure that each cell in the matrix is completed.
  • Create your reference list, including books and methodological articles on each area. You can use the ones listed in the Learning Resources and search for your own as well.

By Day 5

Write a 2 page narrative. In your narrative, be sure to respond to the following:

  • Summarize what you have learned about the similarities and differences among the approaches.
  • Describe how what you’ve learned by developing the matrix has allowed you to choose the approach that you plan to use for your research plan in this course.
  • Identify the approach you intend to use for your research question (I CHOOSE GROUNDED THEORY) 
  • Describe your rationale for your choice of approach (MY RESEARCH IS ON JUVENILE REFORM IN PROBATION SERVICES).

Submit your Qualitative Research Approaches Matrix Template (which you worked on during Weeks 2 and 3) and your narrative to your Instructor.

THE METRIX IS OVER HALF WAY COMPLETED 

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK4Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 4 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 4 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK4Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
  • If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
  • Due to the nature of this assignment, your instructor may require more than 7 days to provide you with quality feedback.

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