Problem Identification. Exploring topics – thinking about qualitative vs. quantitative research. Proposal components. Introductory Chapter Literature Review Methodology. Sources for Topics. Literature Review Personal Experience Interviews with Key Informants.
Exploring topics – thinking about qualitative vs. quantitative research
* Best practice material describes how organizations have attempted to address the problem in the past and the degree of success associated with these approaches.
** Practice models contain theoretical assumptions about the types of intervention activities that will produce desired outcomes!
A road map that provides a justification for using a particular methodological approach to collect data!!!
Little manipulation of subjects
Takes a great deal of time to conduct
Little social distance between researcher and subject
Involves experiments, surveys, testing, and structured content analysis, interviews, and observation.
High degree of structure
Some manipulation of subjects
May take little time to conduct
Much social distance between researcher and subjectDifferences between qualitative and quantitative research