Choose one of the following:
1. Select an area of theoretical knowledge that might inform qualitative research and critically explore its underpinning theoretical assumptions.
2. The aim of traditional ethnography is to produce a ‘factual description’ of a cultural or sub-cultural group. Drawing on contemporary works, critically challenge the idea of ‘factual description’ as an objective of ethnographic research.
3. Critically explore the use of action research as a strategy to promote social change.
4. Select an area of feminist knowledge and argue how it can inform research relevant to your area of practice.
5. Discourse analysis has gained currency as a research approach in the health sciences. Critically discuss its application to a relevant area of your practice.
6. Negotiate a topic of choice. This is an opportunity for those enrolled in a research degree to develop their thesis work. Others may also negotiate a choice of topic area.