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Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Psychology

Can someone please help me with this week discussion question?

Qualitative Research Design and Methods

To prepare for this Discussion:

•Review Chapter 9 in the course text, Research Design and the "Qualitative Methods: Examples" media segment.

•Explain how quantitative and qualitative strategies and methods/procedures are similar and different.

•Determine which kinds of research questions would be served by a qualitative strategy of inquiry and explain why.

•Generalize about the popularity of qualitative methods in your discipline.
With these thoughts in mind:

Provide a comparison of quantitative and qualitative strategies of inquiry.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to show that you understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative methods. Since you did not indicate the media or include it as part of the resource to help you complete this task, I have made some assumptions and what you have below is a general overview but is applicable to what you will need. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. About Scientific inquiry - 100 words
2. About qualitative and quantitative methods - 100 words
3. Questions that can be asked - 100 words
4. Application of the qualitative in psychology - 100 words

As you can see, the above outline should give you around 400 words which should cover what you need. Don't forget to add ideas and concepts from the materials you are using in class in the discussion as it will show that you have associated theory to concept. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

Sincerely,
AE 105878/Xenia Jones

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When we say we are applying science to investigate a phenomenon or idea, what we are doing in exploring this subject is applying the scientific method. The scientific method starts with the research questions from where a hypothesis is formulated followed by a design of testing of that hypothesis. Testing results are then analysed and based on this conclusions can be raised. The aim is to make a ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of discussing the quantitative and qualitative methods, their similarities, differences as scientific research forms. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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