Research methods

Unit III Scholarly Activity, 14th
Using the CSU Online Library and other disciplinary resources, research how
qualitative research is used in your field. Using this information, write an
essay that describes how qualitative research tools can be used to aid in
decision making within your field. Be sure your essay addresses the following

1. Describe specific qualitative methods and tools that could be used within
your discipline to gather data. Include your rationale.
2. Evaluate their effectiveness with respect to certain areas within your
3. Include company or organizational examples within your essay, as relevant.
4. In your opinion, what is the future of qualitative research both within
your discipline and in general?

Your APA-formatted response must be a minimum of three pages (not including
the title page and the reference page) and must include an introduction, a
thesis statement (concise summary of the main point of the paper), and a clear
discussion of the questions/topics above. Your response must include a minimum
of two credible references. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased
and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

For step-by-step instructions for formatting a paper in APA style, please
refer to the CSU Citation Guide at
Instructions for formatting formal documents can be found on page 17.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided