first instruction Regarding your research question, you’ll need to consider

first instructionRegarding your research question, you’ll need to consider several things to narrow this a bit more to reach an actionable” research question. The first is what you mean by mental illness. An operational definition for mental illness is important so we know what you plan to measure. For example, do you mean a particular diagnosis eg, depression, schizophrenia) or a set of diagnoses? Also, what does the existing literature say about this issue? A quick Google Scholar search suggests that there are many recent studies on mental illness as a contributor to domestic violence/abuse. Recent studies can help you identify gaps that can be explored in a dissertation study.———————————————————————————————————————————————second instructionA very nice start to the qualitative side of this work! You have used appropriate language which suggests that this question is qualitative. Specifically, highlighting the need to explore” this issue allows you to provide participants with opportunities to share their experiences via semi-structured or open-ended interviews. Qualitative inquiry is in part designed for this exploration to understand and uncover elements perhaps that we had not considered relative to this issue——————————————————————————————————————————————–DISCUSSION QUESTION