Research Design Strategies
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This paper explains that the basic design methods for various types of research are quantitative, qualitative or a combination of the two with various sub-categories for each of these main categories. Next, the author describes the proper outline and guidelines for conducting quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, ethnography and action research. The paper stresses that selecting the right method of research is essential to the success of the research.
From the Paper:"Mixed methods research combines the advantages of both the qualitative and quantitative research methods. Advocates of this method recognize the potential advantages of combining the separate research methods and using them in tandem or sequentially to improve the validity of the research. This method is much more extensive as it requires many more resources than would be used with just a singular method. In some cases, the research conducted on one end of the spectrum is used to support the data retrieved from the other."
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