• April 15th, 2016


Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

1) Select one article that utilizes a quantitative research design and 2) select a second article that utilizes either a qualitative OR a mixed methods design. These need to be single studies not systematic or integrative reviews (including meta-analysis and metasynthesis).
•Use the templetes which will guide your critique of each article: ◦Critique Template for a Qualitative Study
◦Critique Template for a Quantitative Study

•Consider the fields in the templates as you review the information in each article.
•Begin to draft a paper in which you analyze the two research approaches as indicated below.
•Reflect on the overall value of both quantitative and qualitative research. If someone were to say to you, “Qualitative research is not real science,” how would you respond?

To complete this Assignment:
•Complete the two critiques using the appropriate templates.
•Write a 3-page paper that addresses the following: ◦Contrast the types of information that you gained from examining the two different research approaches in the articles that you selected.
◦Describe the general advantages and disadvantages of the two research approaches featured in the articles. Use examples from the articles for support.
◦Formulate a response to the claim that qualitative research is not real science. Highlight the general insights that both quantitative and qualitative studies can provide to researchers. Support your response with references to the Learning Resources and other credible sources.

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