Choose one of the four Scholars of Change videos and refer to your field notes from your observation.
Access the transcript you downloaded for the media program of the Scholars of Change video you selected for this Discussion.
Begin to code the transcript and the observational field notes of the Scholar of Change Video you chose. (Note: You will only need one or two codes for this Discussion, although more are acceptable.)
Write a brief description of the video you chose. Next, include an example of one or two codes and provide quotes from your notes or transcript to support your example. Finally, explain your reasoning for this coding.
Choose one of the three social change literature review articles found in this week’s Learning Resources and review the article in detail.
Prepare a brief explanation of your understanding of the meaning of positive social change thus far. Refer to the additional sources you have reviewed this week, and comment on how they are shaping your experience. Use the data you gathered from your analytic memo to support your explanation.
- Thomas, E. F., McGarty, C., & Mavor, K. I. (2009). Transforming “apathy into movement”: The role of prosocial emotions in motivation action for social change. Personality & Social Psychology Review, 13(4), 310–333.
- Kezar, A. (2014). Higher education change and social networks: A review of the research. Journal of Higher Education, 85(1), 91–125.
- Aguinis, H., & Glavas, A. (2012). What we know and don’t know about corporate social responsibility: A review and research agenda. Journal of Management, 38(4), 932–968.
The Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
This Assignment is composed of four parts, each of which will be completed over four weeks. These parts include: Part 1: Introduction; Part 2, Role of the Researcher; Part 3: Results; and Part 4: Summary.
For this Assignment , you will complete Part 1. In this Part 1, you will begin to examine social change from a graduate student perspective, explore positive social change as a research problem, and explore the gap in research.
Part 1: Introduction
Write a background statement of approximately 1–2 pages that includes:
What you have learned about social change as a social issue.
What you have learned about social change as a research problem. Support your insights with academic citations from the Learning Resources.
Describe the gap that your study will address.
From the gap, create a brief purpose statement that is aligned with the following research question:
What is the meaning of social change for Walden graduate students?