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    The Role of Theory in Research

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    Please describe the role of theory in research.

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    The role of theory in research can be difficult to explain in a general way. Before you can effectively formulate a theory, you must determine whether the study being examined is qualitative or quantitative. That makes a difference in what type of research you conduct.

    Qualitative studies deal primarily with language and experience. In qualitative ...

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    This solution explores the role of theory in research, and explains different methods of creating and refining a theory.

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