tudents are required to make main posts (three to four paragraphs) that address the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. and peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are one to two paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. The main post is worth 10 points the peer review is worth 5 points.
What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:
- Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course. This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area. A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
- Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.
Finally, for peer review your response to a previously posted answer must also be substantive, not a simple “I agree with you” answer.
Review the Discussion Grading Rubric located under Course Home prior to beginning.
Reading Questions (Choose One)
Q1- Discuss the importance of theory in quantitative research. By comparison, how different is the use of theory in qualitative research?
Q2- Based on the discussion in the Unit 3: Introduction here on Canvas, describe the differences and similarities with the use of theory in research by Hume & Kant. Which do you feel is the superior approach for your research and why?
Q3- What are the factors that make theory use in mixed method studies unique, and why?
Q4- Narrative inquiry generally is informed by the constructivist worldview (see Creswell Chapter 1). From the three articles give three different and specific examples of how this theoretical lens could be utilized with the case study method (see Baxter and Jack (2005) article)?