Discuss the major differences between quantitative and qualitative research.
For Part 1 of this assignment, discuss the major differences between quantitative and qualitative research. Be sure to cover information from the Lesson 2 lecture and the Lesson 1 and 2 readings regarding:
Sampling and sample sizes
Data types (including the role of variables)
Data collection approaches
Data analysis approaches
For Part 2 of this assignment, search the University library for articles related to a topic area of interest to you. Identify 2 recent (past 5 years) articles reporting original research: 1 qualitative research article, and 1 quantitative research article. Be sure the specific design is explicitly discussed in each article.
Length: 3-4 pages
References: Include a minimum of 4 scholarly sources, 2 of which will be your chosen research articles
List the full APA format Reference for each of the 2 articles within your document. Be sure to include a link to the full text of each article so your professor can determine that you have selected one qualitative research article and one quantitative research article, each with a clearly identified research design.
The completed assignment should address all of the assignment requirements, exhibit evidence of concept knowledge, and demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the content presented in the course. The writing should integrate scholarly resources, reflect academic expectations and current APA standards, and adhere to National University’s Academic Integrity Policy.