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What general characteristics of qualitative and quantitative research methods could propose ethical issues, and how would you rectify these situations? Please provide specific examples.

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Ethical issues in qualitative research could revolve around the fact that one of the strengths associated with qualitative research is the informality of the communication wherein the iterative nature of the research can lead to a lack of protection for participants in the study who are ...

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Create your Purpose Statement, noting the distinctions between this element and your Introduction

Give me some structure and tips so I can create a Purpose Statement, noting the distinctions between the element and Introduction. I need to craft statement according to whether it pertains to a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods study:

â?¢ Does the statement begin with signaling words? If so, what are they?
â?¢ Does the statement identify the strategy of inquiry?
â?¢ Does the statement mention the participants?
â?¢ Does the statement mention the research site?

If the study is qualitative, does the Purpose Statement:

â?¢ Focus on a single phenomenon?
â?¢ Use an action verb to convey how learning will take place?
â?¢ Use neutral, nondirectional language?
â?¢ Provide a general working direction of the central phenomenon?

If the study is quantitative, does the Purpose Statement:

â?¢ Identify the independent, dependent, and control variables?
â?¢ Use words that connect the variables?
â?¢ Position the variables from independent to dependent?
â?¢ Provide a general definition of each key variable?

If the study is mixed methods, does the Purpose Statement:

â?¢ Indicate the overall content intent?
â?¢ Discuss the reasons for combining both quantitative and qualitative data?
â?¢ Include the characteristics of a good qualitative purpose statement (as listed above)?
â?¢ Include the characteristics of a good quantitative purpose statement (as listed above)?
â?¢ Indicate the specific types of quantitative and qualitative data collection?

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