As we have learned throughout this course, quantitative techniques focus on breadth and generalizability, while qualitative techniques focus on depth and targeting specific and sometimes limited populations.Instructions:Using the articles you found throughout this course, compare and contrast the overall Methods section format of quantitative studies versus qualitative studies in general.

  • How is the write-up of qualitative studies the same or different from the write-up of quantitative studies with respect to the data collection and data analyses sections?
  • How are the write-ups the same or different with respect to the participant selection sections?
  • Be sure to support your discussion with specific examples.
  • Which style do you find yourself drawn to most and why?

Your post should be at least 300 words. 


Required Text

Malec, T. & Newman, M. (2013). Research methods: Building a knowledge base. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 9781621785743, ISBN-10: 1621785742. Section 1.6: Writing a Research Proposal Chapter 3: Qualitative and Descriptive Designs-Observing Behavior Chapter 5: Experimental Designs- Determining Cause and Effect Relationships

Required References

Edwards, K. & Dardis, C. (2014).Conducting mixed-methodological dating violence research: Integrating quantitative survey and qualitative data. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi: 10.4135/978144627305013516582

Recommended References

Stoltenberg, C. D., & Pace, T. M. (2007). The scientist-practitioner model: Now more than ever. Journal of Contemporary Psychother 


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