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â?¢ Qualitative Research Methods
â?¢ Quantitative Research Methods
â?¢ Summary of Common Research Methods
â?¢ Summary: Quantitative Research Methods Selected Designs
â?¢ Summary: Qualitative Research Methods Selected Designs

Research Design Matrix attached
Research Design Matrix
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Complete the matrix to summarize qualitative and quantitative research designs. For each design, identify key characteristics, specific terminology, strengths and weaknesses, and an example peer-reviewed research study.

When is the qualitative method appropriate?
Common qualitative designs Key characteristics Specific terminology Strengths and weaknesses Example study
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When is the quantitative method appropriate?
Common quantitative designs Key characteristics Specific terminology Strengths and weaknesses Example study
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â?¢ Resource: Research Design Matrix

â?¢ Complete the matrix located on the student Web site:

o Demonstrate your understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and designs.
o Identify key characteristics, specific terminology, strengths and weaknesses.
o Include an example peer-reviewed research study

Solving Basic and Applied Problems:

â?¢ Write a 700- to 1,000-word paper discussing how these designs are used for solving basic and applied problems in I/O psychology. Use examples to support arguments.

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Running Head: Qualitative & Quantitative Research Designs

Significance of Qualitative & Quantitative Research Designs in Resolving Basic and Applied Problems

Use of Qualitative Research Designs for Solving Basic and Applied Problems
Qualitative research is a category of research methods in which researcher takes a vigorous role in communicating with the participants he or she wants to analyze. Qualitative research designs are the methods that produce verbal summaries of research determinations with no statistical sum-ups or analysis. Qualitative research designs produces flow diagrams and substance descriptions of events or processes (Ehigie & Ehigie, 2005). Different qualitative research designs engross discourses of how people go through and feel events in their lives, and can be a good implies of generating hypotheses and theories of what comes about in organizational settings.
The selected qualitative research designs resolve basic and applied problems in the following manner:
Case Study:
This research design is a very well-liked research design of qualitative analysis and includes a vigilant and absolute observation of a social unit, be that unit a person, a family, an institution, a cultural group or even the integral community. With the help of this research design an individual factor whether it is an institution or just an episode of the life of an individual or a group is analysed in its association to other any other in the group (Ehigie & Ehigie, 2005). One of the significant basic examples of this research design is the ...

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Quantitative research methods for selected designs are examined.

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