Since there has been no Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for your proposed fictitious data collection, you must refrain from collecting any real data. To collect fictitious qualitative data without IRB approval for this assignment, a role-playing technique will be used. Locate five people who are familiar with your target population for a qualitative study you might conduct . For example, if you are planning to interview middle school teachers regarding student motivation to perform well academically, find five people who could reasonably play the role of these respondents. The Commons cannot be used to recruit participants for any course assignments or for any research activities.
Then, complete the following assignment requirements:
- Conduct five individual interviews using the questions you developed in Week 6. The Commons cannot be used to recruit participants for any course assignments or for any research activities.
- Conduct an analysis of your open-ended interview results using techniques outlined from your assigned readings (be sure to provide reference citations).
- Submit your coded data by homogeneous categories as well as a description of the emergent themes.
- Address your statement of the problem and research question(s) from Week 6 using your data analysis.
- Provide applicable conclusions and implications as applied to the purpose of your research and for further research.
Support your assignment with at least seven scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 12 pages, not including title and reference pages
All research must be approved by the IRB before commencing recruitment and data collection. Course assignments are not defined as ‘research’ and do not meet the federal definition of research if the results will not be generalized beyond NCU and the course. In these course based situations an IRB application is not required. If you intend to generalize your findings beyond this course assignment and NCU, an IRB application is required. You will need to seek guidance from your mentor to complete the appropriate IRB application. The Commons cannot be used to recruit participants for any course assignments or for any research activities.
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.