Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data, sociology homework

Part 3: Results

Use two Scholars of Change videos, one phone interview (See attached), other data gathered from social change website or documents you might have. Code the transcripts and the interview and write up the results of your findings.   You will include the following sections in your write-up:

A. Data Sources—briefly describe each data source including location, duration of data collection, how data were recorded, and unusual circumstances.

 Two Scholars of Change videos

 One phone interview

Resources from other websites

B. Instrumentation—briefly describe the type of instrumentation you used for your data collection.

 Who developed each data collection tool and what is the date of publication?

 Where and with which participant group has it been used previously?

 How appropriate is it for the current study and include whether modifications will be or were needed?

C. Data Analysis—based on the data sources in “A.”, provide a detailed analysis to include the following:

 Report the process used to move inductively from coded units to larger representations including categories and themes.

 Describe the specific codes, categories, and themes that emerged from the data using quotations as needed to emphasize their importance.

1. 1st cycle—describe, give examples.

2. 2nd cycle—describe, give examples/moving from codes to categories.

3. Identify themes—provide examples and illustrate your results with a figure or a chart.

Part 4: Trustworthiness and Summary

D. Trustworthiness—summarize across the different data sources and respond to the following:

 What themes are in common?

 What sources have different themes?

 Explain the trustworthiness of your findings, in terms of:

o Credibility

o Transferability

o Dependability strategies

o Confirmability

E. Summary

 Based on the results of your analyses, how would you answer the question: “What is the meaning of social change for Walden graduate students?”

 Self-Reflection—Has your own understanding of you as a positive social change agent changed? Explain your reasoning.

 Based on your review of the three articles on social change, which one is aligned with your interests regarding social change and why?