The Role of the Literature and Theoretical/Conceptual Framework (qualitative research)

For this assignment, select a dissertation (pdf attached) and answer the following:

The Role of the Literature and Theoretical/Conceptual Framework 

Identify the dissertation you are reviewing using APA format.
How did the literature presented support the problem statement and research questions(s)?
Is there a conceptual or theoretical framework ether expressly stated or implied? If so, please describe it.

Expected assignment outcome:
Identify and explain qualitative research methods and assess their appropriateness for different research problems.
  Describe, evaluate, and practice various types of qualitative data collection and determine the appropriateness in connection to qualitative research questions and qualitative research methods
Describe, evaluate, select, and practice various data analysis techniques used in qualitative research
Address ethical issues that are inherent in qualitative research.
Examine how qualitative research findings can be used to inform practice.


Bhattacharya, K. (2017). Fundamentals of qualitative research: A practical guide. Routledge. 
*Unit 1 (pp. 1-17)
Jovanovi, G. (2011). Toward a social history of qualitative research. History of the human sciences, 24(2), 1-27.
Mills, J., & Birks, M. (2014). Qualitative methodology: A practical guide. SAGE Research Methods.
*Ch. 1 – Introducing Qualitative Research (pp. 3-16)
*Ch. 2: Practical Philosophy (pp. 17-30)

Mottier, V. (2005). The interpretive turn: History, memory, and storage in qualitative research. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 6(2), Art. 33.
Nock, D. (2004). The myth about “myths of the Chicago school”: Evidence from Floyd Nelson house. The American Sociologist, 35(1), 63-79.
Berger, R. (2015). Now I see it, now I dont: Researchers position and reflexivity in qualitative research. Qualitative Research, 15(2), 219234.
Bhattacharya, K. (2017). Fundamentals of qualitative research: A practical guide. Routledge.
*Unit 3 (pp. 35 56)
Creswell, J. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2018). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (5th ed.). SAGE.
*Chs. 5, 6 (qualitative only); 7 (pp. 133-136); 9 (pp. 183-185)
Korstjens, I. & Moser, A. (2017) Series: Practical guidance to qualitative research. Part 2: Context, research questions and designs, European Journal of General Practice, 23:1, 274-279.
Roger, K., Bone, T., Heinonen, T., Schwartz, K., Slater, J., & Thakrar, S. (2018). Exploring identity: What we do as qualitative researchers. The Qualitative Report, 23(2), 532-546.

Creswell, J. (2015). The research question [Video]. SAGE Research Methods.
Lynch, M. (2000). Against reflexivity as an academic virtue and source of privileged knowledge. Theory, Culture & Society, 17(3), 26-54.
Bloomberg, L. D. & Volpe, M. (2008). Completing your qualitative dissertation: A roadmap from beginning to end. SAGE Research Methods. 
*Saybrook University Library:
*Content and process: A chapter-by-chapter roadmap (pp. 29-31)

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