Collecting, Analyzing, and Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research and Methods for a Research Project

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Abstract

Collecting, analyzing, and integrating quantitative and qualitative research and methods for a research project provides an improved understanding of the problem being investigating rather than using one or the other of the research designs alone.  Researchers must ensure that if a combined method has been used that it is clearly communicated in the final report.  Reporting upon mixed methods research designs includes an explanation of six types of designs, which are triangulation, imbedded, explanatory, exploratory, practical and participatory. Upon discussion of each mixed method research design, a comparison between the types is provided.  Beginning researchers must fully recognize the boundaries of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies, and carefully select the best type when conducting a research project.  Time is wasted if a researcher selects a type insufficient for the research project so the selection of the most useful research methodology is well worth the time invested in its selection.

Triangulation 

Triangulation research provides…

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