Participant Perspective and the Mixed Methods Approach

World War 2
December 22, 2017
Quantitative Market Research
December 22, 2017

 

Researchers frequently employ standardized instruments to collect data associated with a variable of interest. In such cases, it is helpful to have

served in the role of participant before making research decisions relating to measurement. If researchers are able to identify with and put

themselves in the place of the participant while designing research methods, the participation can have a positive impact. For example, as the

researcher, it might make sense to include a lot of instruments in the same packet for participants to complete so that you can get as much data as

possible. However, if you have completed instruments yourself and can put yourself in the place of the participant, you might realize that

participants can become tired and pay less attention to items or even stop responding when they have to complete too many instruments. In such

cases, there might be missing or misleading data, which is not helpful to you as the researcher.

To gain a greater understanding of the perspective of the participant, you will complete several quantitative instruments relating to your

experience as a doctoral student at Northcentral University. Please answer each completely and honestly.

As you learned in this course, phenomena can be investigated using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies based on the problem under

investigation, the purpose, and the corresponding research questions. Therefore, you will also answer open-ended questions that tap into the same

constructs as the questionnaires that you completed. This will offer you experience as a participant in collecting qualitative data as well as

demonstrate how phenomena can be explored using varied methodologies. However, it is worth noting that collecting qualitative data electronically

comes with a number of limitations that should always be strongly considered when determining whether to collect qualitative data in person or not.

Please use this link to complete the measurement part of this assignment: Survey

Based on your experiences in completing this assignment, address the following:

What did you think of the length of each survey instrument? Was there a point at which you began to feel tired or paid less attention to the items?
What did you think of the open-ended questions? Were they clear? Did they seem leading? Did they seem concise or too wordy?
Did you prefer completing the closed questions (or multiple-choice questions) or the open-ended questions? Why?
Which methodology do you believe is most useful in the examination of each variable/construct? Why?
How might this experience influence you when designing your own research?

Finally, write a 1-2 page reflection regarding your views on what you see would be the strengths and challenges of using a mixed method design.

Consider how the two mini proposals might be combined to form a mixed method study and what would be the benefits and / or loss if a mixed methods

approach was utilized. Make sure to justify your statements and use the resources to help support your points.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

Grading Rubric

Criteria

 

 

Content (6 points)

 

Points

1

 

Completed the survey and provided feedback on the length of each instrument

 

2

2

 

Analyzed the use of open-ended and closed questions

 

2

3

 

Justified which methodology was most useful in examination each variable/construct

 

2

 

Organization (4 points)

 

4

 

Organized and presented in a clear manner. Included a minimum of five scholarly references, with appropriate APA formatting applied to citations and

paraphrasing.

 

4

 

 

Total

 

10

Your paper 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.


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