Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 from the Frost (2011) e-book.
For this discussion you will take on the
role of a clinical psychologist treating clients for depression. You are
interested in doing research on effective treatments for a chronic form
of depression called dysthymia. In the DSM-5, it is referred to as persistent depressive disorder. The DSM-5 is listed in your recommended resources, and details regarding the disorder can be found in section 300.4(F34.1).
In your review of the current materials,
you find that most of the previous research on this disorder has been
done using quantitative methods. Identify an aspect of this topic you
feel should be studied using qualitative methods. Apply the scientific
method to this research issue and develop a specific research question.
Compare the characteristics and appropriate uses of various qualitative
research designs and choose an appropriate qualitative design for this
research question. Create a feasible research design that includes plans
for the sample selection, data collection, and data analysis. Apply
ethical principles to your design by explaining how this type of
qualitative design may affect the participants in your study and how you
will deal with sociocultural issues. Atleast 800 words 3 apa refrences