Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research
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The paper identifies the distinct features and goals of qualitative vs. quantitative research styles. The paper then explains the types of qualitative research, namely, phenomenology and ethnography and types of quantitative research, namely, experimental and quasi-experimental types and the use of a descriptive study. The paper relates that mixing qualitative and quantitative research designs are far better than using one over the other.
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