Marital status of Saudi Arabian women

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Marital status of Saudi Arabian women

The primary data collection technique for the research is interviewing. Given the diversity of the marital experiences of the Saudi Arabian women, the study will employ a mixed purposeful sampling strategy to connect with familiar respondents while creating a chain of related participants. Based on this understanding, I will use a combined interviewing approach. According to Patton, the combined interview strategy involves an interview guide that accommodates a standardized format that specifies key questions while also allowing for other issues or topics to be explored at the interviewer’s discretion (Patton, 2002, p. 347)………………..Marital status of Saudi Arabian women

While the intended premarital education program for Saudi Arabian women is meant to be all rounded, there are topics or items that the program will address specifically. Most questions in the interviews will discuss these topics. The phenomenological framework of the research that seeks to discern the structure, meaning, and essence of the lived experiences of the marriages of Saudi Arabian women in the United States necessitates the need for a standardized open-ended interview. According to Patton, this approach involves the careful and comprehensive wording of questions before the interview (Patton, 2002, p. 344). For instance, my interview guide for the education program will not only ask if there are cases of domestic violence in the marriages but also seek the severity, time, cause and effects of incidents of physical abuse in the families……….Marital status of Saudi Arabian women

Notwithstanding, the most prominent tenet of qualitative interviewing is to give the respondent an opportunity to give their own account of their marital ordeals. The very words of the respondents affirm the authenticity of the qualitative research. Based on this understanding, I will also use the informal conversational approach in my combined interview method of obtaining data. According to Patton, informal conversational interview, also referred to as unstructured interviewing is the most open-ended approach to interviewing (Patton, 2002, p. 342). Contrary to the rigidity that limits standardized open-ended interviews, the informal conversational interview avails maximum flexibility to pursue information in whatever direction that the interviewer may deem fit contingent on what emanates from observing a specific setting or from conversing with one or more individuals in the setting.

It is quite unlikely that every Saudi Arabian woman in the United States will have the same marital experience. Thus, the informal conversational interviewing method will accommodate the discordant backgrounds of the respondents that might require a change in the mode of questions in the interviewing process. For instance, from my evaluation of the different perspectives that could assist in the collection of data, I realized that some Saudi Arabian family backgrounds do not permit conversations regarding personal experience. In such a situation, it is imperative to have an interviewing technique that will flow from the emerging context such as the informal conversational interviewing method. The research will be based on an interview design. However, the adaptive attribute of conversational interview constitutes a vital tool for a fieldwork design that is sometimes referred to as ‘ethnographic interviewing.’ In some new interview………………Marital status of Saudi Arabian women