Moreover, the types of research questions and its understanding can be significant in determining the research methodology. Abstract The primary goal of this study is to systematize the knowledge in the area of different research methodological approaches applied in academic journal articles, assess their usefulness and present the results of the analysis. Key words: qualitative research, quantitative research, mixed method research Introduction Defining a case study method indicates the problem
Research philosophy and approaches Defining a case study method indicates the problem and entails finding a solution to solve it. However, to answer the research questions it is vital to demonstrate deep consideration of the elements related to particular research design, and to show the ability to reflect upon research philosophy and approach to theory (Easterby-Smith et al., 2012; Eisendhardt, 1989). In business and management research a regular investigation not only leads to solving business
Different from Peile (1988) and Reid (1994), Haworth (1991) proposed that social work research should move to a more relativistic, interactive, consciousness based paradigm. Although he called this paradigm as “the New Paradigm”, it is very similar to the constructivism paradigm. He provided some evidence of several negative connotations that are attributed to the positivist paradigm, such as operationalism, reductionism. For example, the quantitative inquiry can only manipulate or control for limited
goal of this study is to systematize the knowledge about different research methodological approaches applied in high-ranked academic journals in the area of Business Management. The essay will examine the application of qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods in journals, assess their usefulness and present the results of the analysis. An examination of research methods and research design will identify trends in research methodologies employed in journals and try to explain the reason
Researchers employ a number of research methodologies to carry out, test, analyze and describe phenomena they are interested in studying. Among the most widely used methodologies are quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method (Cozby & Bates, 2012, Garza & Landrum, 2015; Leedy & Ormrod, 2013; Creswell, 2013; Gergen, 2015). Qualitative and quantitative research designs, for example, are types of research approaches that provide clear directions on how to carry out a research plan (Creswell, 2013). The
There are quantitative and qualitative methods in the realm of academic research seem to be the most relevant to the domains of professional study at Henley-Putnam University. These methods involve the collection of different types of data to help better understand the world around us. Quantitative research is associated with the hard sciences such as chemistry, engineering, and mathematics such as measuring items quantitatively can consist of observing the distance between planets as they revolve
In particular, qualitative researchers tend to focus more on the social-constructed reality and the contextual influence, interaction and constraints between the researcher(s) and the participants. They are interested in finding answers to questions that focus on the “social construction of experience and how meaning is created” (Cooper & White, 2012, p. 15). However, quantitative researchers “emphasize measurement and analysis, and focus on product rather than process” (Cooper & White, 2012, p.
Cross Business School 2011 Mixed method research designs: a case study of their adoption in a doctor of business administration program Peter John Miller Southern Cross University Roslyn Cameron Central Queensland University Publication details Post-print of: Miller, PJ & Cameron, R 2011, 'Mixed method research designs: a case study of their adoption in a doctor of business administration program ', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 387-402.
interviews and policy documents. Thematic analysis is an encoding qualitative information process, involving discovering, interpreting and reporting themes within data (Boyatzis, 1998, Spencer et al., 2014). Braun and Clarke (2006) propose decisions of ‘inductive or deductive’, ‘semantic or interpretative’, and ‘realist or constructionist’ for applying thematic analysis methods. This thesis applies the data-driven inductive approach, which explores the model of home care in urban China to refine the
A Critical Discussion on the Ways in Which Sociologists Attempt to Study Aspects of Gender In order to study gender, sociologists must adopt particular research methodologies and examine certain theoretical perspectives when conducting research in gender. The study of gender is broad and consists of many different aspects regarding masculinities and femininities including hegemonic masculinity and the concept of ‘doing/undoing gender’. These aspects of gender and the methodologies adopted by sociologists