Research Designs Part I

choose two different research designs from the list below, analyze how each design works, and summarize the characteristics of the design. (Note that the first four research designs are purely qualitative in nature and the other three designs can employ either quantitative or qualitative data-collection methodologies.) Include in your analysis the kind of sample typically used in each design, the methodology typically used to collect data (i.e., interviews, questionnaires, etc.), the type of data typically collected, and the types of phenomena that are typically studied using the research design. Reference at least three different academic sources in describing the two research designs.
Narrative Design
Phenomenology
Case Study
Grounded Theory Design
Delphi Technique
Action Research
Program Evaluation
Finally, provide an example of how each research design you analyzed could be used to study your research question. For example, if you were interested in studying the impact of a mentoring program for nursing students, a case-study design using semi-structured interviews could be used to collect data from nursing students about their experiences with the mentoring program and their perceptions of how the mentoring program contributed to their satisfaction with their clinical experiences and their relationship with their faculty instructors, and their overall satisfaction with their academic program.