Northcentral Mental Illness on Stigmatization and Social Distance Research

demonstrate understanding of the concept of conceptual framework of a qualitative study, examine qualitative research questions, and distinguish data collection techniques used to collect information about the qualitative research problem.

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Process: Conceptual Framework (HD)

Please research and find an article that will answer the following. Be sure to submit the article along with the written essay. This article must be able to answer the following:

  1. Identify the research problem and research questions of the study, and within the context of the selected study’s methodology, discuss the appropriateness of alignment (between selected methodology and research problem/questions).
  2. Identify the sample population and describe the sampling technique(s) employed. Within the context of the study’s methodology, discuss appropriateness of alignment (between selected methodology and sample population).
  3. Describe the study variables or central phenomena to be explored.
  4. Identify and describe the appropriateness of the data collection techniques used in the study.
  5. Critically reflect on the study’s design and evaluate its conceptual framework. Provide compelling content from the literature to support the conclusions.

The document should be 4–5 pages long and demonstrate or include the following:

  1. High-level understanding of the required background reading
  2. Graduate level written communication to include an appropriate introduction and conclusion, clear and coherent structure, proper grammar and word usage.
  3. Application of required background reading in responding to assignment requirements.
  4. Responses must be based on scholarly material, such as peer-reviewed articles, white papers, technical papers, etc. Do not include information from non-scholarly materials such as Wikis, encyclopedias, (or similar websites).

Reading Material

Abildsnes, E., Rohde, G., Berntsen, S., & Stea, T. H. (2017). Fun, influence and competence-a mixed methods study of prerequisites for high school students participation in physical education. BMC Public Health, 17 doi:

Colorafi, K. J., & Evans, B. (2016). Qualitative descriptive methods in health science research. HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 9(4), 16-25. doi:

Gordon, C. S., Kervin, L. K., Jones, S. C., & Howard, S. J. (2017). Qualitative process evaluation of an australian alcohol media literacy study: Recommendations for designing culturally responsive school-based programs. BMC Public Health, 17. doi:

Health and medicine; researchers from university of central lancashire report recent findings in qualitative health research (parallel-serial memoing: A novel approach to analyzing qualitative data). (2016). Health & Medicine Week, 3366

Maxwell, Q. (2004). Conceptual framework: What do you think is going on?* Retrieved from

Patel, D. (2016). Research data management: A conceptual framework. Library Review, 65(4), 226-241.

Samadbeik, M., Asadi, H., Mohseni, M., Takbiri, A., Moosavi, A., & Garavand, A. (2017). Designing a medical tourism website: A qualitative study. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 46(2), 249-257.

Taylor-Powell, E. & Renner, M. (2003). Analyzing Qualitative Data.* University of Wisconsin-Extension. This resource can be accessed in the Module 3 Presentation Folder.

Research Methods: Knowledge Base. Retrieved from