I need help in determining what skills would someone needed for with qualitative reasoning and analysis. Also, to what extent using a software package can informed one's understanding of research in general, and how can it help in reading the findings of a research article?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 12:19 pm ad1c9bdddf
(1) What skills are needed for qualitative reasoning and analysis?
Collecting qualitative data consists of having good interviewing skills. For instance, qualitative research takes place through interviewing methods to obtain information from case studies, through observations, narratives (stories), and/or focus groups. Thus, reasoning and analytical skills become very important in the process of interpreting data. For example, the interview is a collaborative venture between the interviewee and the interviewer. Therefore, the qualitative researcher would have to possess the ability to facilitate report with the client to obtain this information (Sommers-Flanagan & R. Sommers-Flanagan, 2005). As they point out, this communication process involves listening, empathetic responding and behavioral skills. For instance, the importance of listening well is essential to have open communication, and a healthy relationship between the interviewer and client. Maxwell (2005) emphasizes that the skilled interviewer understand what he or she wants to do by conducting the study. For example, the research questions articulated should identify the things that is needed to understand. The questions that are asked in the interview will help to generate the ideas upon which to build the research [regardless of the analytic approach)] (pp. 68-69).
(a) Understand the meaning, situations, experiences, and actions that are involved in conducting qualitative research (e.g., affect, cognition, intention, participant ...
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