Taking what you have learned from the readings and the feedback given on your past assignments, present a mini proposal for a study that ONLY involves a QUALITATIVE research design. Your proposal should include the following:
1. Statement of problem. Provide a clear justification with evidence on why this study is relevant to psychology and worthy of doctoral-level study. Support your efforts using at least five scholarly, peer-reviewed sources published within the past 5 years to ensure relevancy. You can use as many references from your annotated bibliography as you feel are relevant.
2. Purpose statement (how your study will address the problem using qualitative methodology). This statement should flow from the problem statement.
3. Research questions (be sure to align these with the problem and purpose).
4. Find an additional two to three articles related to your topic of interest and provide an overview of the research methodology and design. Specifically discuss the elements below from each article and discuss how each applies (or does not apply to your current study):
The specific QUALITATIVE design
The population and sample
Steps for data collection and protection of human subjects, along with steps for the analysis of the data
Issues of trustworthiness within a qualitative framework
Discussion of the inherent strengths and challenges of your hypothetical study
Make sure to support all assertions and research choices using the course resources as well as additional scholarly literature you have found. Justify your steps and choices, using the course resources to help support your points.
Length: 5-6 pages, not including title and reference pages.