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    The Four Approaches of Qualitative Research

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    Can someone help me to develop examples of the following four approaches of qualitative research?
    a. Case study Approach: example of a research problem, research purpose, and research questions for this approach.
    b. Observational Approach: example of a research problem, research purpose, and research questions for this approach.
    c. Grounded Theory Approach: example of a research problem, research purpose, and research questions for this approach.
    d. Phenomenological Approach: example of a research problem, research purpose, and research questions for this approach.

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    Qualitative Research Approaches
    1. Phenomenological Approach: central concepts in this approach are multiple perspectives are valid, understanding is the true end of science, and the object of study is to understand people's experience, life- world.
    - A good example of research problem that would best use this approach is the phenomenon of conversion disorder amongst teenagers in the town of Leroy, NY.
    To study this phenomenon, the researchers asked many questions with the purpose to understand why were the teen girls in Leroy, NY having tics.

    With this research purpose, the researchers asked many questions such as were the patients related? What were some commonalities between each patient and the group? Were the onset same for all patients? Were symptoms all the same? Similar demographics? What are some environmental factors at the time of onset?
    - for this phenomenon, it turns out the conversion disorder was ...

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