Throughout this course, you have become familiar witha variety of concepts in qualitative reasoning and analysis. You have exploredthe importance of qualitative thinking in research and used your knowledge tocompose your own Qualitative Research Plan. This Application will give you anopportunity for self-assessment as you analyze your progress in the course.To prepare for this Application:Assess your progress andskills with qualitative reasoning and analysis. Where do you still need toimprove, and what is your plan for improving these skills?Consider what role thiscourse has played in helping you determine an approach to yourDissertation topic. Has your original topic and approach changed? Why?How? How does this reflect how you have developed as a researcher?To what extent has usingqualitative research informed your understanding of research in general?What about your understanding of how to read the findings of a researcharticle?Think about how this coursefits into your residency Milestones. Are you on track? Have you registeredfor your next residency?Think about any lingeringquestions that you have.You may wish to use theJournal entries you made in previous weeks to help guide your thinking.The assignment:Compose a 2- to 3-page paper in which you assess yourprogress with qualitative reasoning and analysis. Be sure to include examplesand information responding to the questions above. You may also address anylingering questions you have.Required ResourcesCourse Text: QualitativeResearch Design: An Interactive Approach· Chapter6, ‘Validity: How Might You Be Wrong?’In this chapter, you will review how to test your research study forvalidity and the two specific validity threats of bias and reactivity.Course Text: QualitativeData Analysis: A Methods SourcebookChapter10, ‘Drawing and Verifying Conclusions,’ pp. 310 – 321In this excerpt from Chapter 10, you will review the standards for thequality of conclusions, as well as documentation.Course Text: QualitativeInquiry & Research Design: Choosing Among Five ApproachesChapter10, ‘Standards of Validation and Evaluation’This chapter discusses the standards of validation and evaluation inqualitative research, including validation strategies, reliabilityperspectives, and evaluation criteria. The reading also compares theevaluation standards of the five approaches.Course Text:Patton, M. Q.(2015). Qualitative research & evaluation methods (4thed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Chapter9, ‘Enhancing the Quality and Credibility of QualitativeAnalysis’In this chapter, you will continue to explore quality and credibility inqualitative analysis. You will read about alternative criteria for judgingquality, strategies for enhancing the quality of an analysis, thecredibility of a researcher, and increased legitimacy for qualitativemethods.