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- Qualitative Methods: Ethnography and Case Study
The two remaining types of qualitative research we will cover are ethnography and case study. The following is excerpted from Qualitative Research Approaches in Psychology by William Percy and Kim Kostere (2008).
To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:
- Distinguish elements of case study or ethnography.
- Describe data collection in case study or ethnography.
- Present data analysis in phenomenology or generic qualitative inquiry.
[u07s1] Unit 7 Study 1
Qualitative vs. Quantitative Quiz
Read the introduction to this unit, Qualitative Methods: Ethnography and Case Study. This reading introduces you to ethnography and case study, including data collection and data analysis.
Use your Leedy and Ormrod text to complete the following:
- Review Chapter 9, “Qualitative Research Methods,” pages 251–277. This chapter provides more information on qualitative research, including data collection and analysis for ethnography and case study.
Use the Capella Library to locate an article from the academic literature that use either an ethnography approach or a case-study approach. The Search by Methodology guide will show you some techniques for searching by methodology within the library’s article databases.
Record the persistent link for the article found within the library databases. The persistent link is different from the URL in the browser window. Use this guide to learn where to locate your articles’ persistent links: Persistent Links and DOIs.
Read the article in preparation for this unit’s discussions.
Use Finding Articles for Your Discussion Post to learn how to locate articles within the library databases. This guide will walk you through the basic steps of accessing the library databases and creating a search strategy to find articles.
- Click Qualitative versus Quantitative Quiz to begin the quiz. This quiz will not be graded, but it will enhance your learning experience and give you a chance to assess your understanding of the material in this unit.
PSY Learners Additional Required Reading
In addition to the other required study activities for this unit, PSY learners are also required to compete the following:
- In Percy, Kostere, and Kostere’s 2015 document, Qualitative Research Approaches in Psychology, review:
- “Ethnography,” pages 14–18.
- “Case Study,” pages 18–21.
- “General Qualitative Analysis,” pages 5–13.
Use the Capella Library to complete the following:
- In Woodside’s 2010 book, Case Study Research: Theory, Methods, and Practice, read Chapter 1, “Building Theory from Case Study Research,” pages 1–16. This chapter provides in-depth information on the case study approach, including data collection and data analysis. The chapter also includes examples of research and evaluates the appropriateness of the approach for psychology.
- Read Miller, Hengst, and Wang’s 2003 article, “Ethnographic Methods: Applications from Developmental Cultural Psychology,” from Qualitative Research in Psychology: Expanding Perspectives in Methodology and Design, pages 219–242. This article provides in-depth information about ethnography, including data collection and data analysis, as well as examples of ethnographic research.
Optional Program-Specific Content
Some programs have opted to provide program-specific content designed to help you better understand how the subject matter in this study is incorporated into your particular field of study. Check below to see if your program has any suggested readings for you.
- Tellis, W. (1997). Introduction to case study. The Qualitative Report, 3(2), 1–12.
Check in here for information about Supplemental Instruction. This is a free service offered to Capella learners for this course; be sure to take this opportunity!
Scientific Knowledge, Contributions and Methodology
- Scientific Knowledge, Contributions and Methodology Scoring Guide.
- APA Style and Format.
- Capella Library.
- Capella Writing Center.
- Scientific Knowledge, Contributions and Methodology Form.
- Scientific Merit Presentation| Transcript.
- In this assignment, you will complete the Scientific Knowledge, Contributions and Methodology Form located in the Resources, using the research study you selected in the Unit 2 assignment. Review the Scientific Merit Presentation multimedia piece from Unit 1.
- To complete the assignment, fill out all sections of the form with the information requested. You are expected to use professional, academic writing skills, and proper APA citations and references. You should state information in your own words. However, if you find it necessary to use material verbatim from another source, it must be quoted with an appropriate citation for quotes.
- Refer to the project description and the assignment scoring guide to make sure you meet the requirements of this assignment.
Submit your completed form in the assignment area.