Historically, qualitative research has not been a primary method used to inquire within psychology. What is the value of qualitative inquiry in validating knowledge claims in psychology research?

Topic: Qualitative Methods for the Human Sciences

(A) Historically, qualitative research has not been a primary method used to inquire within psychology. What is the value of qualitative inquiry in validating knowledge claims in psychology research?

(B) In light of the content of this course, (Theories of Inquiry) what additional insights do you have on your proposed dissertation topic?

TOPIC: Behavioral Analysis of Immigrants in the United States and their Socioeconomic Contributions

How are you currently formulating your research approach using what you know about qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methodologies? Based on your current understanding of research methodologies, what hurdles or barriers are you going to need to address to move your research forward? (Research is not required to support the conclusions.) How will the information on finding a content expert (see “Finding a Content Expert” in topic materials) influence your research plans?

Resources:

1. Insight, Inference, Evidence, and Verification: Creating a Legitimate Discipline

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Morse, J. M. (2006). Insight, inference, evidence, and verification: Creating a legitimate discipline. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 5(1), 1-7.

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2. Pursuing Excellence in Qualitative Inquiry

Read:

Gergen, K. J. (2014). Pursuing excellence in qualitative inquiry. Qualitative Psychology, 1(1), 49-60. doi:10.1037/qup0000002

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3. Qualitative Inquiry in the History of Psychology

Read:

Wertz, F. J. (2014). Qualitative inquiry in the history of psychology. Qualitative Psychology, 1(1), 4-16. doi:10.1037/qup0000007

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4. The Promises of Qualitative Inquiry

Read:

Gergen, K. J., Josselson, R., & Freeman, M. (2015). The promises of qualitative inquiry. American Psychologist, 70(1), 1-9. doi:10.1037/a0038597

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