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Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read sections 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, and 5.2 in the Newman (2016) textbook and the instructor guidance for the week. This discussion has two parts.

In Part 1 of your post, base your response on this week’s instructor guidance as well as the required sections of the textbook listed above. Compare and contrast characteristics of qualitative and quantitative research approaches, including such aspects as sample size and type of data. Briefly explain the difference between experimental and non-experimental research.

In Part 2 of your post, use the Ashford University Library to investigate one of the following research design categories based on the first letter of your last name:

  • A-F: qualitative research
  • G-L: quantitative descriptive research
  • M-R: correlational research
  • S-Z: experimental research

Sources for this part of the post can be found in the Research Methods research guide list of suggested articles. You may also search the Ashford University Library databases for articles about your research design category. Become an expert on your assigned category of research so you can explain it to others.

In Part 2 of your post,

  • Explain the characteristics and purposes that define the research category.
  • Briefly describe some of the data collection and data analysis methods that are used in this type of research.
  • Mention one or more of the specific research designs that fall into your category.
  • Suggest a research topic for which this type of research would be suitable.
  • Use at least two scholarly/peer-reviewed sources and document them in APA style, with in-text citations and references listed at the end of the post.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your category from classmates and the instructor.
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