Summarize the benefits of using qualitative or mixed methods research to explore educational issues, versus a singular quantitative approach. Share one topic that would be best explored by qualitative methods.
2) A frequent argument against use of qualitative research methods is their lack of objectivity, as opposed to quantitative methods. How would you refute this argument?
3) Summarize 2 strategies mentioned in your text that qualitative researchers can use to make their work more credible and less subjective.
4) Coding is the main method of analyzing qualitative data. Imagine that you have multiple recorded interview transcripts and open-ended survey responses to code. Describe step-by-step what you would do to make the coding process effective and efficient. (This answer may vary widely from person to person, depending on your personal thinking and organizational styles.)
5) Do you have any questions about qualitative research or the content in this module?