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Mixed Methods Research

The Importance of Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies.

Why would quantitative or qualitative on their own not be appropriate?

Mixed methods design, which design is the primary one? Why is that appropriate?

Provide an introduction.

Provide a purpose statement.

Provide viable research questions/hypotheses.

Generate a written research plan that addresses the above questions.

A draft of your abbreviated mixed methods research plan


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Note: I have provided you with information for developing your introduction, purpose, research question, hypothesis, problem statement using the other approaches. You follow that example when doing a mixed-methods study. Here are responses to your questions in conducting mixed-methods research:

(1). The Importance of Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies.

Mixed-method approaches are important in exploratory research where a variety of viewpoints is needed. For example, according to Creswell and Plano Clark (2003), a researcher may use quantitative, qualitative or a mixed-methods design focused on what works best. Quantitative methodologies consists of data collection techniques such as surveys, or experiments that are based on rigidly controlled variables, standard instrumentation, and statistical analysis to investigate hypotheses. On the other hand, qualitative inquiry is based on assumptions that ...

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This solution discusses the mixed-method approach to research.