RES 727 Week 4 Individual Assignment Conducting an Interview

RES 727 Week 4 Individual Assignment Conducting an Interview

RES 727 Week 4 Individual Assignment Conducting an Interview

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing how an interviewer and interview questions can influence the validity and reliability of phenomenological research.

Answer the following questions as part of your response:


• What role does self-awareness play in conducting an interview?

• What tips and techniques can you use to minimize potential bias?

 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines



Write a data analysis paper of no more than 1,750 words based on your collected data set.

 Identify at least two structures of meaning (transcendental) and two themes (hermeneutic), using the data set you chose. Use examples of comments to illustrate the structure or theme, and discuss how you approached data analysis in identifying each.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing why and how you might employ a triangulation strategy to increase the reliability and validity of your analysis using the data set from Week Five. What additional data might you use?

 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that presents your findings and data analysis from Weeks Five through Eight using the writing techniques suggested by Van Manen in the Writing in the Dark text (OR another method for writing phenomenological findings of your choosing). Identify the technique you select, ground your analysis in the phenomenological literature, but lay it out as though this is your presentation of research findings. 

Include at least two suggestions for future research.

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive.     

The assignment:

Compares case studies with 4 other qualitative types

Answers reflect philosophical differences between types

Answers reflect practical similarities and differences

Synthesis questions shows a depth of understanding about case study methods

The paper develops a central theme or idea directed toward the appropriate audience

Major points are stated clearly, are supported by specific details, examples or analysis, and are organized logically. Major points are well researched, referenced and logical to clarify complex ideas

The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews major points