I don’t know how to handle this Communications question and need guidance.
This assignment is designed to give you the opportunity to conduct several semi-structured interviews as a qualitative scholar would and try out a key method of qualitative research for yourself. You will be required to conduct 3 SHORT (about 5-7 minutes) semi-structured interviews. You will submit a typed transcript of all three interviews, a description of the interview process as well as provide a short analysis of the interviews you completed.
Complete the following:
Develop a research question you are interested in answering. Remember that a “good” research question has several specific elements. Your goal is to better understand people’s experience of particular communication phenomenon.
Qualitative Research Questions Part 1
Qualitative Research Questions Part 2
Create 3-4 open-ended interview questions that help you answer your research question. Be sure to view the videos in the slide deck to help you with this.
Conduct virtual (Zoom, Skype, Facetime, etc.) interviews with a minimum of 3 people (you can do more if you want). Make sure you audio record the interviews (ask their permission first).
After completing these interviews, listen and transcribe them (put the interviews into written form). You will want to transcribe the interviews shortly after conducting them.
Look through your transcripts for either pre-determined theme or emergent themes. You can use the highlight function in Word to highlight different themes (use many colors to distinguish between different themes).
Complete a write-up of a 3 pages (no more) describing the information you gathered during your interviews that helped you to answer your research question. What themes emerged?
Must include an APA 7th edition formatting title page (see the following link) or type into your browser: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/…
Paper should be written using Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced
Write your research question at the top of the page.
Next, write your 3-5 interview questions
Next include your 3 page analysis of the interviews.
Include your transcribed interviews (with highlighting) in an Appendix AFTER your analysis.