A key requirement of the case study design is to collect data from multiple sources. Specifically, all Walden DBA independent scholars conducting case studies must collect data from at least two sources, interviews being one of those mandatory sources. Yin (2014) identified six sources of evidence to include (a) documentation, (b) archival records, (c) interviews, (d) direct observation, (e) participant observation, and (f) physical artifacts (p. 105). You will be required to select one source other than interviews to meet the data collection requirements.
To prepare for this Discussion, review this weekâs Required Readings and consider why the different sources of evidence are important to the work of a DBA doctoral researcher, including the role of triangulation within the qualitative data collection process.
By Day 3
Post an analysis of sources and methods of data collection in the context of your DBA doctoral research question. In your analysis, do the following:
Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this weekâs Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources.
Saunders, M. N. K., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2015). Research methods for business students (7th ed.). Essex, England: Pearson Education Unlimited.
Yin, R. K. (2014). Case study research: Design and methods (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Anyan, F. (2013). The influence of power shifts in data collection and analysis stages: A focus on qualitative research interview. The Qualitative Report, 18(18), 1â9. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/sss/QR/index.html
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