Theory and practice in qualitative research

  • Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data
  • Explain strengths and limitations of a qualitative approach to research
  • To what extent can findings be generalized from qualitative studies
  • Discuss ethical considerations in qualitative research
  • Discuss sampling techniques appropriate to qualitative research (for example, purposive sampling, snowball sampling).
  •  Explain effects of participant expectations and researcher bias in qualitative research.
  • Explain the importance of credibility in qualitative research.
  • Explain the effect of triangulation on the credibility/trustworthiness of qualitative research.
  • Explain reflexivity in qualitative research