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The Three Types of Qualitative Research

1) The three types of qualitative research are phenomenological, grounded theory, and ethnographic research. What are the differences and similarities between the three types of studies?

2) Qualitative data has been described as voluminous and sometimes overwhelming to the researcher. In what ways could a researcher manage and organize the data?

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1) The three types of qualitative research are phenomenological, grounded theory, and ethnographic research. What are the differences and similarities between the three types of studies?

The three types of qualitative research, phenomenological, grounded theory, and ethnographic can be analyzed using similar methods, such as identifying common themes, gathering impressions, or collecting personal experiences and perceptions. Phenomenological research differs from the others seeks to gain an understanding of perceptions of situations or events. Therefore, researcher interpretation must rely on the perceptions and explanations of study participants to a great degree, in order to properly analyze the situation or event as it affects others personally. Like ethnographic studies the researcher typically gathers impressions and data from a broad range of participants whose views are different. The combined perceptions and experiences allow ...

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Three types of qualitative research are fully exemplified and referenced in this guide.

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