The purpose of this Major Assignment is to immerse you in the qualitative research process. The process includes hands-on opportunities for you to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret qualitative data. This qualitative research process begins with some items that have already been identified for you:
This Major Assignment 2 is composed of four parts, each of which will be completed over four weeks. These parts include: Part 1: Introduction; Part 2, Role of the Researcher; Part 3: Results; and Part 4: Summary.
For this week’s Major Assignment 2, you will complete Part 1. In this Part 1, you will begin to examine social change from a graduate student perspective, explore positive social change as a research problem, and explore the gap in research.
What is the meaning of social change for graduate students?