Concepts of the Research Process
Empirical studies represent a systematic investigation of an original research question and are formulated using the principles of the scientific method. See the basic steps below.
Common Headings used in Research Articles
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Comparing Qualitative versus Quantitative Research Methods
|Qualitative Research||Quantitative Research|
|Holistic, interdependent system||Independent and dependent variables|
|Purposeful, key informants||Random, probabalistic sample|
|Not focused on generalization||Focused on generalization|
|Aims at understanding, new perspectives||Aims at truth, scientific acceptance|
|Case studies, content and pattern analysis||Statistical analysis|
|Focus on words||Focus on numbers|
Source: Patton (1990) and Chisnall (2001)