Designing and writing a qualitative dissertation methodology chapter can be done! Qualitative Dissertation Methodology: A Guide for Research Design and Methods functions as a dissertation advisor to help students construct and write a qualitative methodological framework for their research. Drawing from the challenges author Nathan Durdella has experienced while supervising students, the book breaks down producing the dissertation chapter into smaller pieces and goes through each portion of the methodology process step by step. With a warm and supportive tone, he walks students through the process from the very start, from choosing chairs and developing qualitative support networks to outlining the qualitative chapter and delving into the writing. By the end of the book, students will have completed the most challenging chapter of a qualitative dissertation and laid a strong foundation for the rest of their dissertation work.

Framing a Dissertation Study Through a Research Tradition
Chapter Objectives
  • Discuss the relationship between research paradigms and research traditions in qualitative inquiry
  • Describe the focus, guiding principles, and procedures of five major qualitative research traditions, including ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, narrative inquiry, and case study
  • Strategize about how to integrate research traditions across segments of a qualitative methodology chapter
  • Think about how to conceptualize a research tradition section of the methodology chapter
  • Identify approaches to organize and structure writing a research tradition section
Chapter Purpose

This chapter marks a transition from discussing the dissertation more abstractly to outlining and detailing the first section of dissertation methodology: research design. First, the chapter briefly discusses how research paradigms inform research traditions in qualitative inquiry and then discusses in more depth the need to ...

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