Assignment: The Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data

Assignment: The Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data

Assignment: The Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data


Part 1: Results

Use two video transcripts videos, one phone interview (See attached), and other data gathered from social change website or documents you might have. Code the transcripts and the interview and write up the results of your findings. You will include the following sections in your write-up: Assignment: The Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data

  • Data Sources—briefly describe each data source including location, duration of data collection, how data were recorded, and unusual circumstances.
    • Two Scholars of Change videos
    • One phone interview
    • Resources from other websites
  • Instrumentation—briefly describe the type of instrumentation you used for your data collection.
    • Who developed each data collection tool and what is the date of publication?
    • Where and with which participant group has it been used previously?
    • How appropriate is it for current study and include whether modifications will be or were needed?
  • Data Analysis—based on the data sources in “A.”, provide a detailed analysis to include the following:
    • Report the process used to move inductively from coded units to larger representations including categories and themes.
    • Describe the specific codes, categories, and themes that emerged from the data using quotations as needed to emphasize their importance.
      • 1st cycle—describe, give examples.
      • 2nd cycle—describe, give examples/moving from codes to categories.
      • Identify themes—provide examples and illustrate your results with a figure or a chart.


  • Trustworthiness—summarize across the different data sources and respond to the following:
  • What themes are in common? o What sources have different themes? o Explain the trustworthiness of your findings, in terms of: – Credibility – Transferability – Dependability strategies – Confirmability
  • Based on the results of your analyses, how would you answer the question: “What is the meaning of social change for a graduate student?”
  • Self-Reflection—Has your own understanding of you as a positive social change agent changed? Explain your reasoning.


Interview Guide Form



  1. Can you tell me what program you are in at Walden?

I am in PhD Nursing with specialization in Education.

  1. And what year did you start?

I started in June 2015.

  1. Was working for social change important to you before you came to Walden?

Ha ha, I was working for social change. Yeah, I have a social change vision.

  1. Can you give me an example of what you did?

I am a nurse and I wanted to be a nurse because I wanted to make a change in the lives of people. So, I became an instructor to make a change in the life of the students.

  1. Regarding an example of what you did for social change before you came to Walden, can you be more specific?

The way I treat my students on daily basis showing with compassion on daily basis so they can      go out and treat people with kindness and compassion.

  1. Was social change mission important to you in making your choice to come to Walden?

Honestly no. No because with or without that in their mission I will be able to do it.

  1.  From your perspective, what is social change?

Hah, social change is either on a small scale or large scale. It does not have to be global as long as one person is making a difference to another person I a positive way, that’s social change.

  1. Can you give me some examples of what you mean by that?

Sure, to me it can be somebody helping somebody else in the time of need or making a positive change in someone’s life so that they can make a positive influence in the life of others.

Thank you for your answers. Do you have anything else you would like to share?

No I think its ok.


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