Comparative Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Research
This 18 page paper begins with a general introduction to qualitative and quantitative research designs, including a table that compares some of the major features of each. The writer then provides a comprehensive explanation of each approach. Different designs are also explained for each category of research, e.g., experimental, quasi-experimental, case study, phenomenographic research, exploratory method, historiographic research and grounded theory. Common terms in each approach are defined and the steps of each specific approach are reported. The writer comments on the strengths and weaknesses of both quantitative and qualitative research designs. The paper offers a comprehensive description and explanation of quantitative and qualitative research with examples in each category. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 16 sources.