The Three Methods Of Research

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My journal this week focuses on the three methods of research to include qualitative, quantitative and mixed, (Creswell, 2014). Qualitative research provides the life story through narration, so we are able to identify and understand the human and social situation, (Creswell, 2014). Quantitative research focuses on the statistics, to include analyzing experimental data or survey outcomes, (Creswell, 2014). This method establishes the numeric aspects of research. According to the author, Creswell, (2014), Quantitative was the predominant method of research conducted in the 19th and 20th century. The mixed method incorporates both the quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, (Creswell, 2014). This method provides the story along with the statistical data to formulate a more complete method of research. The framework for research established by the author, Creswell, (2014), consists of design, research methods, philosophical worldviews and research approaches. The worldviews noted in the author’s framework encompasses post positivist, constructivist, transformative and pragmatic, (Creswell, 2014). Each worldview has a different focus regarding philosophy of research methods. The post positivist follows a more traditional approach, with emphasis on quantitative research methods that are based on scientific backing, (Creswell, 2014). Constructivist tells the story; therefore, emphasis is placed on qualitative approach to research, (Creswell, 2014).
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