– Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods Analysis and Application


Assignment Content

  1. When conducting research, it is necessary to know the difference between qualitative and quantitative research methods.

    This assignment has two parts.

    Part 1: Article Analysis
    Locate 1 qualitative and 1 quantitative research articles on a topic in your program of study from the University Library. Provide references to the articles you selected.

    Write a 700- to 1,400-word analysis about the articles you found that addresses the following questions:

    • What characteristics make the study and research methods used quantitative?
    • What characteristics make the study and research methods used qualitative?
    • What are the major differences between the 2 types of research methods?
    • Refer to the Qualitative and Quantitative Terminology document for examples of qualitative or quantitative language that may be used in each article. 

      Note: Part 1 of this assignment needs to be submitted in a separate document using the APA Student Paper Template. Provide properly formatted citations and references.

      Part 2: Research Method Explanation
      To apply these research methods to your own study, select a research method (qualitative or quantitative) that you might potentially use to achieve your study purpose.

      Write a 200- to 350-word explanation of the research method you selected and why this method appropriately aligns with your problem, purpose, and research question.

      Use the Research Outline Template provided in Wk 3 and:

    • Add your research method in the Methodology section from Part 1 of this assignment. Include the explanation of why you selected the methodology.
    • Revise your problem and purpose statements and the revised RQs from Wk 5.