Discussion Board: Qualitative Research and Quantitative Research

Define each concept, “quantitative research” and “qualitative research” and identify two key features of quantitative research and two key features of qualitative research that you find most unique for each type, and compare and contrast these key features.

Strengths of Research

Discuss the primary strength of quantitative research and the primary strength of qualitative research, then provide an example of how each type of research could be used for a study relevant to your area of interest in education or training. In this forum, you need to post a minimum of 4 postings to receive the full credit. Each forum has an initial input, with Three Peer Replies/critiques (A minimum of 4 forum posts are required). You must cite and reference research sources according to APA in all your posts.

Background material:

Biddix, P. J. (2009, July 19). What Is Educational Research? Retrieved February 6, 2017, from https://researchrundowns.com/intro/whatisedresearc…

Caruth, G. D. (2013). Demystifying Mixed Methods Research Design: A Review of the Literature. Online Submission, 3(2), 112-122. Retrieved from https://eric.ed.gov/?q=Research+Design&ft=on&id=ED…

Matveev, A. V. (2002). The advantages of employing quantitative and qualitative methods in intercultural research: practical implications from the study of the perceptions of intercultural communication competence by American and Russian Managers. Russian Communication Association. Published: Collected research articles, Bulletin of Russian Communication Association “THEORY OF COMMUNICATION AND APPLIED COMMUNICATION”, Issue 1 / Edited by I.N. Rozina, Rostov-on-Don: Institute of Management, Business and Law Publishing, 2002. – 168 p. P. 59-67. Retrieved August 19, 2013, from http://www.russcomm.ru/eng/rca_biblio/m/matveev01_…

Ndunda M. (2004). Introduction to educational research. Retrieved August 19, 2013, from College of Charleston website: http://www.cofc.edu/~ndundam/NOTESSPRING2001/635ch…

Ocean Observatories- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Retrieved September 14, 2015, from http://www.whoi.edu/main/ocean-observatories

Schreiber, Deborah Ph.D. 2012 MAE504 Research Methods in Education ** Available in the Presentations section.

Oliver, P. (2010). Understanding the research process (pp. 67-80) SAGE Publications Ltd.

Optional Reading

Tong, W. K. (2003). The scientific method. Retrieved August 20, 2013, from http://www.oakton.edu/user/~billtong/eas100/scient…

Yahng, L. (Academic). (2017). An introduction to survey research [Video]. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Suter, W. N. (2012). Common non-intervention research designs. In Introduction to educational research: A critical thinking approach (pp. 317-341). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Almazan, E. P. (Academic). (2017). An introduction to descriptive & inferential statistics [Video]. London: SAGE Publications Ltd

Drew, C. J., Hardman, M. L. & Hosp, J. L. (2008). Descriptive statistics. In Designing and conducting research in education(pp. 287-304). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd.

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