The focus of this week’s assignment is on applying qualitative methods to the research problem. Begin with a one-page introduction about the circumstances that led to the development of the problem; do not state the problem in this section. Establish the existence of your research problem using three to four scholarly articles published within the last five years. Remember that the problem must have a business administration focus, and must relate to your degree specialization. Keep your research focus and problem simple for this assignment. NOTE: this framework must be used for your assignment response. Use one sentence for each of the following: 1. Hook: An attention-grabbing statement that is supported by the literature. 2. Anchor: Evidence of the problem statement that includes a statistic and is supported by primary research. 3. A statement of the general business problem. 4. A statement of the specific business problem. This script is helpful to (a) frame the problem, (b) validate that it exists with verifiable data, and (c) identify why and for whom the problem matters (Bakari 2018). Next, rationalize the use of the qualitative method for your research inquiry. Explain the features. Give examples of the intended research outcomes. Formulate a purpose statement using the framework.
NOTE: this framework must be used for your assignment response. The purpose of this qualitative study is _________________ [content aim of the study]. A qualitative study design will be used in which narrative data will be collected and analyzed to _________. These data will represent ____________ [the bounding or description of the study]. Qualitative data will be gathered exploring _____________ [the central phenomenon] from _________ [participants] at _________ [the research site]. The reasons for using this form of data to ________ [support or generate] data, is to develop an in-depth understanding of ____________________. [Include scholarly sources to support these research decisions.] Create two research questions that will generate information for later analysis. Tip: Remember that this is qualitative research. This is a qualitative research method course and you will use a qualitative research method approach for this assignment. Length: 3-4 pages References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources. Your essay should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy. Upload your document and click the Submit to Dropbox button. Reference: Problem statement script. Personal communication Bakari, M. (2018).