Start to finish…What do we do? The researcher’s role in research.


This week, we will begin to address how the researcher fits within the research process. How does one’s world view impact the type of research that they do? How is research influenced by our own biases? The questions we ask? By understanding the foundation of what makes research, we will be better prepared to create sound research studies that address the intended problems of our research.


  • Creswell & Creswell (2018). The Selection of a Research Approach (Chpt. 1, pp. 1-16). PDF available on Canvas.
  • Creswell & Creswell (2018). The Introduction (Chpt. 5, pp. 101-114). PDF available on Canvas.
  • Guba, E. G., & Lincoln, Y. S. (1994). Competing paradigms in qualitative research. Handbook of qualitative research, 2(163-194), 105. PDF available on Canvas.
  • Krauss, S. E. (2005). Research paradigms and meaning making: A primer. The qualitative report10(4), 758-770. PDF available on Canvas.

Recorded Lecture & Slides