Focusing on the Fundamentals: A Simplistic Differentiation Between Qualitative and Quantitative Research

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Date: March-April 2018
From: Nephrology Nursing Journal(Vol. 45, Issue 2)
Publisher: Jannetti Publications, Inc.
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,499 words
Lexile Measure: 1370L

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This article describes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research. Various classifications of each research design, including specific categories within each research method, are explored. Attributes and differentiating characteristics, such as formulating research questions and identifying a research problem, are examined, and various research method designs and reasons to select one method over another for a research project are discussed. Key Words: Qualitative research, quantitative research, mixed methods research, method design.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A537590662