Considerations for Participant Selection and Instrumentation

Preparing the Qualitative Research Plan: Considerations for Participant Selection and Instrumentation
The first four weeks of this course have been an immersion in the epistemology of qualitative research—that is, the various ways we go about expanding our understanding of a specific phenomenon and how that understanding shifts depending on the choice of approach.

We now shift to the methods of qualitative research—the procedures and strategies employed to produce rigorous, trustworthy results. While some of the particulars will vary across approaches, the following are fundamental components common to all qualitative methodologies:

Participant selection
Instrumentation (choices and development)
Procedures for recruitment, participation, and data collection
Plan for data analysis
Evaluation of trustworthiness
Ethical procedures for protecting participants

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