Qualitative and quantitative research designs are more similar than different

Crowe, Michael, and Sheppard, Lorraine (2010) Qualitative and quantitative research designs are more similar than different. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 8 (4). pp. 1-6.

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The qualitative/quantitative divide has been extensively debated in social science and educational research. However, health researchers are still bound by traditional distinctions between qualitative and quantitative research. This paper argues that although these distinctions were valid at the turn of the twentieth century, they no-longer hold true. With advances in both qualitative and quantitative methods, and the need to explore increasingly complex situations it is time to concentrate on how best to answer the research question rather than focusing on the research design being used.

Item ID: 15605
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1540-580X
Keywords: research methodology; qualitative; quantitative
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2011 03:03
FoR Codes: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220206 History and Philosophy of Science (incl Non-historical Philosophy of Science) @ 15%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods @ 80%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 5%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 100%
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