you will develop a research topic appropriate for a qualitative

  

you will develop a research topic appropriate for a qualitative research proposal that most closely aligns to your program based upon one of the general topics listed in the assignment instructions. You will use the same research topic for the final assignment as well.

Qualitative studies are guided by an open-ended research question. In some cases, a qualitative study may have more than one research question. An open-ended research question provides the initial framework that directs the qualitative study and maintains its focus on the topic under inquiry. The research question that leads the qualitative study must match the research methodological approach that will be used to conduct the qualitative investigation. When designing a qualitative study, the research question is formulated before selecting a methodological approach.

Once the researcher has selected a research topic, question, and methodological approach, the next step is to identify the need for the study supported by scholarly literature. These initial steps will assist the researcher in developing an appropriate research design.

Writing a Good Question for Qualitative Research

You should keep the following in mind while writing a good question for qualitative research:

TOPIC: CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN ADULTS IN URBAN AREAS

· The research question must be a question. Qualitative studies are guided by an open-ended question.

· The question that leads the qualitative study must match the research methodological approach to be used to conduct the qualitative investigation.

· The question should name the phenomena that you want to investigate.

· The question should be written in such a way that it can be turned into a title using same or similar words, which makes it useful as keywords for someone else’s search.

· one paragraph that describes your topic.

· one paragraph that communicates the background of your topic, including the relevant research surrounding this topic. This paragraph will provide the context of this topic.

· one paragraph that describes the rationale for investigating the topic and why this topic is appropriate for qualitative research.

a research question based on this topic that is aligned with each of the five methodological approaches using the research question examples provided this week as a guide. (In other words, write five research questions and indicate which methodology each question represents.) The five methodological approaches are:

o Ethnography.

o Case study.

o Grounded theory.

o Phenomenology.

o Generic qualitative inquiry.

· how the characteristics of each of the five methodological approaches align with its associated research question.

· Support with appropriate academic sources and include both citations and references in current APA format. 3–5 scholarly resources published with the past three years by recognized academic sources.