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Major assignment 2

  • Trustworthiness—summarize across the different data sources and respond to the following:
    • What themes are in common?
    • What sources have different themes?
    • Explain the trustworthiness of your findings, in terms of:
      • Credibility
      • Transferability
      • Dependability strategies
      • Confirmability

Summary

  • Based on the results of your analyses, how would you answer the question: “What is the meaning of social change for Walden graduate students?”
  • Self-Reflection—Has your own understanding of you as a positive social change agent changed? Explain your reasoning.
  • Based on your review of the three articles on social change, which one is aligned with your interests regarding social change and why?

Ravitch, S. M., & Carl, N. M. (2016).
Qualitative research: Bridging the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Chapter 11, “Research Ethics and the Relational Quality of Research” (pp. 343–382)

Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2012).
Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Chapter 6, “Validity: Processes, Strategies, and Considerations” (pp. 185–213) (previously read in Week 7)

Shenton, A. K. (2004). Strategies for ensuring trustworthiness in qualitative research projects.
Education for Information, 22(2), 63–75.

The following articles are examples of literature reviews on the aspects of social change.

Thomas, E. F., McGarty, C., & Mavor, K. I. (2009). Transforming “apathy into movement”: The role of prosocial emotions in motivation action for social change.
Personality & Social Psychology Review, 13(4), 310–333.

Kezar, A. (2014). Higher education change and social networks: A review of the research.
Journal of Higher Education, 85(1), 91–125.

Aguinis, H., & Glavas, A. (2012). What we know and don’t know about corporate social responsibility: A review and research agenda.
Journal of Management, 38(4), 932–968.
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