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Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Method Purpose Statement

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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Purpose statements provide a rationale for the study. It states why the research selected the topic and what the researcher hopes to accomplish through conducting the study. Additionally, the purpose statement supports the other components of the research and indicates the direction of the study. As it relates to the purpose statement and the introduction, while the purpose statement is slightly compressed containing all vital information, the introduction is a summary of the study. Its purpose is to introduce the elements of the study and preparing the reader for what is to come.

Depending on which research method you choose, the answers to the questions you posted will vary. I will provide a brief description concerning the details of the purpose statement for each method. You may derive your answers from there.

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

Qualitative Research

The purpose statement uses deliberate phrasing to alert the reader to the ...

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