The Practices Of Qualitative And Mixed Research

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In this paper I will discuss and explore the practices of Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed research. I will examine the strengths and limitations of each methodology. I also intend to identity what scholars believe is needed in order to create a research study and what they identify as good research. Finally, I will examine ethical and diversity issues researchers come across when conducting research such as: respect for persons, Beneficence, Justice, Cultural Competence and Informed Consent.

Quantitative Research mainly focuses on gathering mathematical statistics to explain a phenomenon. According to Locke, Silverman & Sprirduso (2010), there are five statistics that are used by researchers: descriptive, correlation, and quasi-experimental/experimental, single subject and meta-analysis. Each subcategories technique is used in Quantitative to describe something about the study. The intention of descriptive is to explain a sample on a specific variable. Subsamples can also be defined on the same variable (Locke, et. at 2010). Some of the frequently descriptive research formats consists of the following: Survey research, political polling, and Delphi surveys. The purpose of correlation is to anticipate a standard variable, or to examine a model of the interrelationship between variables consumed to predict a variable (Locke, et. at p.95). Formats used are: predictive, multiple regression, casual modeling, structured equation modeling and path
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