The Final Project is a stepwise process, and its goal is to leave you well-prepared by the end of this course to execute on your qualitative research study plan.

In Week 10, you will complete Step V of the Final Project. Step V allows you to develop your skills in selecting the right coding strategy for your study approach and in reporting the appropriate codes and categories for your study. In this Assignment, you will complete Step V.

Learning Resources

Patton, M. Q. (2015). Qualitative research & evaluation methods: Integrating theory and practice (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2012). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

LaPelle, N. R. (2004). Simplifying qualitative data analysis using general purpose software tools.

Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, 16(1), 1–20.

Meyer, D Z & Avery, LM (2008). Excel as a qualitative data analysis tool. Field Methods 2009; 21; 91-112.

Smith, J. & Firth, J. (2011). Qualitative data analysis:

The framework approach. Nurse Researcher, 18(2), 52-62.

Optional Resources

Saldaña, J. (2016). The coding manual for qualitative researchers (3rd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE

Please answer the following questions below:

1. Draft your analysis plan

2. Please include steps based on the research questions

3. Chose and explain the approach

4. Please explain on the sample the criteria.