Grounded Theory and Ethnography Assignment

Each qualitative design is slightly different from the others; these differences are important for researchers to consider when selecting a design that is most appropriate for exploring their research problem. After reviewing the Reading & Study material for the module, address the following in a paper in current APA format:


1. Provide a description of each design and when it is appropriate to use each design.


2. Describe 2 problems or challenges you might encounter when using each design.


3. Provide a problem statement pertaining to doctoral persistence of business students.


4. Craft 2 qualitative research questions; one that is appropriate for grounded theory, and one that is appropriate for ethnography. 


5. Compose a purpose statement to address one of these research questions that aligns with the selected design (choose one). 






  • Creswell and Poth      (2018) Chapter 4: Five Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry
  • Creswell and Poth      (2018) Chapter 5: Five Different Qualitative Studies


Word / Source count requirement:  There are no stated requirements. You want to be thorough, robust, and in-depth on the assignments versus trying fit it into a page count / source count requirement.


  • Please use Level 1 Headers in your paper so that I can easily      discern what part of the assignment you are addressing. Since there are      5 questions in this assignment, you would need 6 Level 1 Headers.
  • You will need to use cited support in this assignment. Some      of the questions (Qs 1, 2, and 4 at minimum) necessitate cited support for      you to adequately answer the question. 

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