To explore qualitative methods and tools in more detail, consider the following scenario:
The local police chief in concerned about the community’s perception of local law enforcement and has asked you to conduct a qualitative study to explore community members’ attitudes.
•Identify four qualitative tools that you could use to collect information to conduct this research.
•Describe how each of the four tools differs and how the data collected addresses the overarching research question regarding community attitudes about local law enforcement.
•Which qualitative tool do you think would be most effective in researching this topic? Why?
•Describe how the data collected using the qualitative tool above would be objectively and accurately analyzed.