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Research methods vary and different approaches are needed. A magazine editor in a small town would like to include articles on several topics in the next issue. Decide which of the following proposed article topics are suitable for a quantitative or qualitative research and explain why.

Coin collections, favorite recipes, rising home costs, best high schools, carpools, political polls. Parent teacher participation, book fairs.

Please give 3 peer reviewed sources in APA Format.

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Gensler, L. (2015). Home prices rise, but housing recovery is 'faltering'. Retrieved 04/06, 2015, from ...

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Research methods vary and different approaches are needed. A magazine editor in a small town would like to include articles on several topics in the next issue. Decide which of the following proposed article topics are suitable for a quantitative or qualitative research and explain why.

Topics: Coin collections, favorite recipes, rising home costs, best high schools, carpools, political polls, parent teacher participation, book fairs.

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