Mixed Methods Of Quantitative And Qualitative Data

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Mixed methods approach was implemented deliberately to gain quantitative and qualitative data. The integration of quantitative and qualitative data maximizes the strengths and minimizes the weaknesses of each type of data to ensure validity and reliability. The two forms of data collection were interviews and questionnaires. Mixed methods was chosen to gain better insight into the issue. This will help to compare, validate or triangulate results and in doing so may help to identify trends and outcomes, Plano Clark, (2010). Mixed methods research, is more than collecting qualitative data from interviews, or collecting multiple forms of qualitative evidence (e.g., observations and interviews) or multiple types of quantitative evidence (e.g., surveys and diagnostic tests), it involves the intentional collection of both quantitative and qualitative data and the combination of the strengths of each to answer the research question that has been posed, Creswell, Klassen and Plano Clark (2011). A sequential approach was used to ensure there was a richer data set. This was implemented by quantitative analysis clarified through a qualitative follow up. This is a popular approach which gives a more in depth explanation of the mechanisms underlying the quantitative results, Creswell et al (2011).

Developmental process
The researcher began the process of general and specific questions on attitude to tackle training. Some of the questions for the questionnaire were…
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