How will your research benefit the field of management and how will it be applied in practice?

 

How will your research benefit the field of management and how will it be applied in practice?

 

 

Prepare a 2 page double-spaced paper in APA format. The paper should have œ1 margins all around, 12 point font, Times New Roman, pages numbered in upper right corner, running head and proper citations within the body of paper in APA format. The paper should include a cover page and reference page in APA format which is not include in the page count. This is a DBA course in Business Administration course. The title of the course is Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis. Please write this paper as if it is your own assignment. The paper has to be scholarly written. This assignment will be submitted to turnitin. Please do not use information from another paper. Please use peer-reviewed references no older than 5 years old. Please us at least 2 of the references below. The assignment is due by APRIL 10, 2015 by 6 PM EST. Please do not copy and paste from another paper. Please paraphrase more. I will upload the rubrics and the assignments 2,3, 5 and 6 that were completed that should be collaborated with this assignment. You may have copies of week 6 assignments. Also, assignments that you completed. In addition, my focused is on the Coca-Cola Company and will use the Qualitative Method. Thank you in advance. Week 2,3 and 5 may need to be corrected based on the grade that I received. I will upload assignment 5 once it has been graded.

Course Description

The D.B.A. capstone project requires that students know how to collect, organize, and interpret data. In this course, students broaden their research and general analysis skills as they further explore methodology and project types to incorporate into their doctoral study. Students engage in coursework focusing on qualitative and case study research methods, through which they learn to focus their analysis on efforts to improve the quality of an organization and its performance. Students examine techniques for thinking in an action-oriented manner, as if they were consultants, so that they can apply their own doctoral study in the real world. Finally, students engage in an iterative process of writing a proposal, incorporating feedback from peers and the course instructor. Ultimately, the proposal is offered by students as a document for review for consideration by potential mentors for their doctoral study.

Week 6 Introduction
Evaluating Qualitative Research

The Walden University definition of positive social change is œa deliberate process of creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, cultures, and societies. Positive social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions (https://catalog.waldenu.edu). While your doctoral study might begin with a problem that is of interest to you personally, your research should also result in a solution that enhances the well-being of others or organizations.

This week, you will consider the potential social impacts of gaining more insight into and possible solutions for the problem you have identified. How will your research benefit the field of management and how will it be applied in practice?

In addition to this consideration, you will also evaluate the methods for ensuring quality used in the doctoral study you selected in Week 1. What methods will you use to ensure quality in your own study and how will this benefit other scholars in the field?

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this week, you will be able to:

Articulate the potential impacts for positive social change that might result from your proposed study

Evaluate the quality of a chosen doctoral-level research design

Assess validity-related concerns for qualitative studies related to business research

Create a first draft of an open-code document with theme analysis for peer and faculty feedback

Application 1: Evaluating a Doctoral Study”Establishing Quality

For your selected doctoral study, evaluate the methods used for establishing quality. Incorporate appropriate references to this week™s media resource as well as the course readings about establishing quality. For all the questions below, remember to explain how you came to your conclusions. Support your answers with explanation or evidence drawn from the doctoral study and from course readings.
Were the methods for establishing quality used appropriately for the qualitative tradition or research design (e.g., case study, ethnography, grounded theory, etc.)? Why or why not?
Were all aspects of the methods for establishing quality described or justified sufficiently? If not, what could have the author said and why? If sufficient, explain why you think so.
Do you think the author should have used additional methods to establish quality? If so, what other methods would you recommend and specifically why should they have been used in this particular study? If not, why not? This includes the methods of establishing quality as well as how they were conducted or implemented.
Add any additional comments for evaluation not addressed above.
Combine the revisions for all three components before you submit your 6- to 10-page assignment, based on new findings.

Submit your combined evaluations (from Weeks 2, 3, 5, and 6) by Day 7.

Resources

Week 6: Evaluating Qualitative Research

This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the assigned resources for this week. To view this week™s video resources, please use the streaming media player below.

Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Ensuring quality in qualitative research [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.

In this video program, qualitative research expert Laura Knight-Lynn talks about the issue of researcher bias in the interview process.

Readings

Course Text

Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
Chapter 10, œStandards of Validation and Evaluation This chapter discusses standards of quality in qualitative research.

Chapter 8, œData Analysis and Representation
Review this chapter, which was first presented in last week™s Learning Resources. This chapter describes the data analysis strategies used in qualitative research and then provides information on how to represent that data.

Optional Resources

Bernard, H. R. (2010). Analyzing qualitative data: Systematic approaches, Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 4, œ Codebooks and Coding

Optional Readings on Qualitative Research Methods:
Birks, M. J., Chapman, Y., & Francis, K. (2007). Breaching the wall: Interviewing people from other cultures. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18(2), 150“156.
Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.
This article provides insights and techniques to improve interviewing techniques as well as provides some context for improving ethnographic culture analyses.
Brent, E., & Slusarz, P. (2003). œFeeling the Beat: Intelligent coding advice from metaknowledge in qualitative research. Social Science Computer Review, 21(3), 281“303.
Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.
This article examines the coding processes and the uses of computer programs to potentially help in the coding and analysis process.
Csordas, T. J., Dole, C., Tran, A., Strickland, M., & Storck, M. G. (2010). Ways of asking, ways of telling: A methodological comparison of ethnographic and research diagnostic interviews. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 34(1), 29“55.
Retrieved from ProQuest Central database.
This article provides insights and tools so you can better understand the practice of interviewing in qualitative research.
Janesick, V. J. (2003). œStretching exercises for qualitative researchers (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
This book provides you with in-depth techniques to help improve qualitative research skills. It is highly recommended for DBA students planning qualitative research, and you may want to think about purchasing this during the first iteration of DBA 9000.
LeVasseur, J. J. (2003). The problem of bracketing in phenomenology. Qualitative Health Research, 13(3), 408“420. Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.
This article provides insights on how you can improve phenomenological research, particularly with respect to the concept of bracketing.
Merriam, S. B., & Associates. (2002). Qualitative research in practice: Examples for discussion and analysis. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
This book supplies you with in-depth techniques to help improve qualitative research skills.
Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2005). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
This book provides you with in-depth techniques to help improve qualitative research skills. It is highly recommended for DBA students planning qualitative research, and you may want to think about purchasing this during the first iteration of DBA 9000.
Optional Readings”Research Design Examples:
Block, P. (1999). Flawless consulting, a guide to getting your expertise used (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.
This book looks at the appropriate skills to be a successful consultant.
Ahn, Y., Park, S., & Jung, J. (2009). A case study on knowledge management of Busan Metropolitan City. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 11(3), 388“398.
Retrieved from Sage Premier 2010 database.
This article provides you with an example of an effective case study design.
Bhalla, A., Henderson, S., & Watkins, D. (2006). A multiparadigmatic perspective of strategy: A case study of an ethnic family firm. International Small Business Journal, 24(5), 515“5 37.
Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.
This article provides an example of an effective case study design.
Edwards, P., Collinson, M., & Rees, C. (1998). The determinants of employee responses to total quality management: Six case studies. Organization Studies, 19(3), 449“475.
Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.
This article provides an example of an effective case study design
Järvenpää, M. (2007). Making business partners: A case study on how management accounting culture was changed. European Accounting Review, 16(1), 99“142.
Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.
This article provides an example of an effective qualitative study that is related to ethnography.
Smythe, E., & Norton, A. (2007). Thinking as leadership/leadership as thinking. Leadership, 3(1), 65“90.
Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.
This article provides an example of an effective phenomenological research design.

Required Readings
Course Texts
Creswell, J. W. (2013). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Yin, R. K. (2014). Case study research: Design and methods (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

American Psychological Association, (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

(Note: You should have received this reference text for a previous course. The APA Publication Manual will be used as a resource throughout this program.)

Articles

(Unless otherwise noted, from the Walden Library online databases)

Ryan, G. W., & Bernard, H. R. (2003). Techniques to identify themes, Field Methods, 15(1), 85“109. Retrieved from Sage Journals database.

Quisenberry, W. L. (2011). Common characteristics and attributes of self-managed virtual teams (Doctoral Study). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

Handouts

(Note: All document handouts are either provided via a link in the weekly learning resources, or located under Doc Sharing in the online classroom.
The following DBA Program documents are located on the Walden University Center for Research Support website, https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/:

Chair Process Overview
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/Documents/DBA_Chair_Overview_(5.25.10).pdf

Chair Request Form
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/DBA-Doctoral-Study-Process-and-Documents.htm

DBA Prospectus Form
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/DBA-Doctoral-Study-Process-and-Documents.htm

Doctoral Study Rubric
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/DBA-Doctoral-Study-Process-and-Documents.htm

Research Ethics Review Application (IRB Application)
https://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/Application-and-General-Materials.htm

Completing Your Small-Scale Qualitative

Research Project (Interview) for This Course

How to Record With Audacity

Preparing a Good Qualitative Study Within the Walden DBA Context and FAQ

Research Design Considerations Flowchart and FAQ

Small-Scale Qualitative Research Project: Interview Guide Template

The Doctoral Student-Doctoral Study Chair Relationship

Resources

Week 5: Analyzing Qualitative and Case Study
Evidence

Readings

Course Texts

Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
Chapter 8, œData Analysis and Representation
This chapter describes the data analysis strategies used in qualitative research and then provides information on how to represent that data.
Case Study Research: Design and Methods
Chapter 5, œAnalyzing Case Study Evidence: How to Start Your Analysis, Your Analytic Choices, and How They Work
Knowing how to analyze a case study can help you while doing your research. This chapter illustrates several ways to do this.

American Psychological Association, (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

(Note: You should have received this reference text for a previous course. The APA Publication Manual will be used as a resource throughout this program.)

Article

Ryan, G. W., & Bernard, H. R. (2003). Techniques to identify themes.Field Methods, 15(1), 85“109.
Retrieved from Sage Journals database.

This article provides information on coding data from qualitative interviews.

Optional Resources

Bernard, H. R. (2010). Analyzing qualitative data: Systematic approaches, Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 5 œIntroduction to Data Analysis
Chapter 6 œConceputal Models
Optional Readings on Qualitative Research Methods:

Birks, M. J., Chapman, Y., & Francis, K. (2007). Breaching the wall: Interviewing people from other cultures. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18(2), 150“156.Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.This article provides insights and techniques to improve interviewing techniques as well as provides some context for improving ethnographic culture analyses.

Brent, E., & Slusarz, P. (2003). œFeeling the Beat: Intelligent coding advice from metaknowledge in qualitative research. Social Science Computer Review, 21(3), 281“303.Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.This article examines the coding processes and the uses of computer programs to potentially help in the coding and analysis process. .

Csordas, T. J., Dole, C., Tran, A., Strickland, M., &
Storck, M. G. (2010). Ways of asking, ways of telling: A methodological comparison of ethnographic and researchdiagnostic interviews. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 34(1), 29“55.
Retrieved from ProQuest Central database.
This article provides insights and tools so you can better understand the practice of interviewing in qualitative research.

Janesick, V. J. (2003). œStretching exercises for qualitative researchers (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.This book provides you with in-depth techniques to help improve qualitative research skills. It is highly recommended for DBA students planning qualitative research, and you may want to think about purchasing this during the first iteration of DBA 9000.

LeVasseur, J. J. (2003). The problem of bracketing in phenomenology. Qualitative Health Research, 13(3), 408“420.Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.This article provides insights on how you can improve phenomenological research, particularly with respect to the concept of bracketing.

Merriam, S. B., & Associates. (2002). Qualitative research in practice: Examples for discussion and analysis. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
This book supplies you with in-depth techniques to help improve qualitative research skills.

Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2005). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
This book provides you with in-depth techniques to help improve qualitative research skills. It is highly recommended for DBA students planning qualitative research, and you may want to think about purchasing this during the first iteration of DDBA 9000.

Optional Readings”Research Design Examples:

Block, P. (1999). Flawless consulting, a guide to getting your expertise used (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.
This book looks at the appropriate skills to be a successful consultant.

Ahn, Y., Park, S., & Jung, J. (2009). A case study on knowledge management of Busan Metropolitan City. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 11(3), 388“398. Retrieved from Sage Premier 2010 database. This article provides you with an example of an effective case study design.

¢Bhalla, A., Henderson, S., & Watkins, D. (2006). A multiparadigmatic perspective of strategy: A case study of an ethnic family firm. International Small Business Journal, 24(5), 515“5 37.Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.
This article provides an example of an effective case study design.

Edwards, P., Collinson, M., & Rees, C. (1998). The determinants of employee responses to total quality management: Six case studies. Organization Studies, 19(3), 449“475.
Retrieved from Business Source Complete database. This article provides an example of an effective case study design

Järvenpää, M. (2007). Making business partners: A case study on how management accounting culture was changed. European Accounting Review, 16(1), 99“142.
Retrieved from Business Source Complete database. This article provides an example of an effective qualitative study that is related to ethnography.

Smythe, E., & Norton, A. (2007). Thinking as leadership/leadership as thinking. Leadership, 3(1), 65“90. Retrieved from SAGE Premier 2010 database.

This article provides an example of an effective phenomenological research design.

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