Learning Objectives

5-1 Describe common characteristics of qualitative research.

5-2 Discuss the types of data typically collected in qualitative research studies.

5-3 Summarize why a practitioner-scholar might undertake a qualitative research study.

5-4 Identify what can and cannot be gained from qualitative research findings.

5-5 Explain the basic characteristics and data sources commonly associated with case study, grounded theory, narrative, phenomenology, ethnography, and discourse analysis studies.