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Mixed Methods Rationale

Demonstrate your understanding of the nature of the three major research methods by describing and comparing the foundations of quantitative and qualitative research for the following element. Limit your response of each item to 100 words. Make sure to base your responses on at least two current scholarly sources, of which two are articles from peer-reviewed journals.

What are two rationales for using a mixed methods approach?

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Research Methods

In the social sciences there are 2 main research methods used - qualitative research and quantitative research. Both methods follow the scientific process but they differ in their purpose as well as the kind of data they seek. The quantitative process for example aims to measure, to quantify. hence the data and information it seeks are those that can do just that - descriptive statistics, models, correlations, charts and numerical expressions - all these are gathered via sampling, ...

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