Research Methods W2

Research Methods W2

Using the databases and the Research Methods research guide in the Ashford University Library, locate and read peer-reviewed articles about the features of qualitative research and quantitative research. Also read the full text of the study you selected in Week One. Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative research methods and terminology. Specify which approach is used in the study. Explain whether the study is qualitative or quantitative by citing specific clues from the article, such as sample size, data collection techniques, the nature of the data collected, or the data analysis techniques used. Using information in the instructor guidance and Chapter 2 of the textbook, determine whether the research study you selected is non-experimental or experimental. Explain your reasoning.

Your paper must be a minimum of four pages (excluding title page) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. All sources must be documented in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. For more information about APA style, please see the Ashford Writing Center.




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Research Methods Week 2
Individuals or organizations may use either qualitative or quantitative research designs depending on the nature of their problem. Whatever the case, the effectiveness of the research design adopted lies in the proper selection of the sample size and the data collection and analysis tools. Qualitative researches include different kinds of data sizes, and they may accommodate samples as small a one. Quantitative research studies on the other side use small samples that are a representative of a larger population which means that the variables ought to have similar characteristics across the variables.

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