Assignment: Small-Scale Qualitative Research Project Write-Up
Up to this point, you have completed several of the requirements for conducting the small-scale research project (i.e., identified a business problem, identified a target population, conducted interviews, etc.). This Assignment will involve you writing up the small-scale research project, which will give you foundational practice in completing the requirements of Section 3 of the Doctoral Study Rubric.
To prepare for this Assignment, consider the process by which you chose and conducted your interviews, including any insights gained through the coding and theme analysis process. How does the analysis impact your perspective of the chosen business problem, and how would you change your interview questions if you were to replicate this project?
The central research question: What are the retention strategies that some small business owners employ in their organizations to retain employees?
Submit a 5- to 7-page synthesis in which you detail the process and results for your small-scale qualitative research project. Your synthesis should include the following components:
- Background of the Problem
- Research Problem
- Interview Questions
- Data Collection (Interview Transcripts)
- Data Analysis (Coding and Theme Analysis)
- Presentation of Findings
- References (in APA format)
Note: Be sure to use the Small-Scale Qualitative Project Write-Up Template to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 6 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work. For each page of your paper, you must include a minimum of two APA-formatted scholarly citations.