Please help me come up with two educational research questions that could be addressed using a mixed-methods approach (in regards to adult online education). Also include a statement with support that defends your questions (In defending your questions, you should explain why your research questions are appropriate to doing mixed methods; and, which of the possible approaches such as sequential, concurrent, and transformative best fit your research questions.)© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 22, 2019, 3:02 am ad1c9bdddf
According to Terrell, S. (2012), mixed-method studies have emerged from the paradigm wars between qualitative and quantitative research approaches to become a widely used mode of inquiry. Depending on choices made across four dimensions, mixed-methods can provide an investigator with many design choices which involve a range of sequential and concurrent strategies.
The origin of mixed-method research lie in the two paradigms: Quantitative Research and Qualitative Research. Quantitative research has been the dominant research methodology for the social sciences for multifarious years. Purists call for researchers to "eliminate their biases, remain emotionally detached and uninvolved with the objects of study and ...
This assignment provides an overview of Mixed Method Methodologies. It reveals qualitative and quantitative research questions that could guide a study. Finally, it defines the various approaches (sequential, concurrent, and transformational) that best fits the research questions.