Tips and Tangles When Conducting the Qualitative Dissertation: The Lived Experiences of Young Adults Living with HIV/AIDS in a Low-income, Urban Area


This research project case presents a synopsis of a qualitative study that was conducted for a dissertation about the lived experiences of young adults living with HIV/AIDS in a low-income, urban area. It includes information about selecting the topic and study population, developing the conceptual framework, choosing the data collection and data analysis method, conducting the study, coding and analyzing the data, and writing the final paper. It also includes tips about the practical aspects of conducting a qualitative study as well as dealing with some common challenges. This case can serve as valuable information for students who are planning to conduct a qualitative research study.

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