Process for Qualitative Data Collection Research Proposal

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Data Collection Procedure

What do you see as the value of the IRB? Why would one be needed for informal research, such as a class assignment?

IRB's value to researchers in America's Universities (AU) is enablement of superior ethical standards in conducting research works (including respondent protection), while allowing students, teaching faculty and other staff members to carry out research works in an efficient and timely manner. IRB aims at creating an atmosphere of awareness and respect for research subjects' welfare and rights in university campuses, along with expanding on knowledge and enabling research of the best quality (Enfield & Truwit, 2008).

Issues that the IRB might be interested in reviewing regarding the research question and design for this research study

Respecting Involved Individuals. Mandated by a moral obligation to respect other people, the idea of informed consent comprises three components: information, voluntariness, and understanding. Research subjects are to be provided with adequate information, for them to decide on or against participating; also, a statement must be provided, allowing them to pose queries as well as withdraw from the study whenever they desire (Amdur & Bankert, 2011).

Respect the research site. This must be done by obtaining consent prior to entry into the site, by ensuring the least possible disturbance to the site in the course of the study, and perceiving oneself as a mere "guest" visiting the site (Creswell, 2012; Amdur & Bankert, 2011).

An obligation to not deliberately withhold beneficial treatments from some respondents, only disclose outcomes that are positive, or conceal study objective from participating individuals. It is beneficial to include stakeholders in respondent risk assessment, not coerce respondents to sign any consent forms, refrain from engaging in practices, which lead to imbalances in power, and respect indigenous cultural norms (Creswell, 2012).

An Instrumental Case Study Methodology

I. Problem Statement and Research Question

Educators teaching a large share of English Language Learners encounter financial concerns. This research work's implementation is rather costly, as it necessitates training of all staff members. For a large number of ELLs, academic English proficiency is crucial to their academic success as well as postsecondary stage preparedness (RPS, 2015). Therefore, there is a need for presenting information for aiding decision-making with regard to the ideal curriculum for a special education initiative for elementary school ELLs. This qualitative research recommends implementation of ESL (English as a Second Language initiative) for children with special education needs, by other school districts (Creswell, 2012).

Research Questions;

1. How is the academic progress and language proficiency of pupils impacted by the new ESL curriculum?

1. What procedure does the curriculum-forming committee follow while making course-related decisions?

II. Research Design and Approach, including Justification

This quantitative study will employ a case study research design, wherein researchers study the whole population or a sample of population, for obtaining information on…

Sources Used in Document:


Amdur, R.J. & Bankert, E.A. (2011). Institutional review board: member handbook. (3rd ed). Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers. pp. 12-15.

Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research. (4th ed.) Pearson Education, Inc.

Enfield, K. B. & Truwit, J. D. (2008). The Purpose, Composition, and Function of an Institutional Review Board: Balancing Priorities. Respiratory Care, 53, 1330-1336.

Fowler, F. J. (2009). Survey research methods (4th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

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