Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Method

The qualitative method of research is characterized by the collection and analysis of textual data like surveys, interviews, focus groups, conversational analysis and observation (Olds, et-al, 2005). The qualitative approach is more uncertain, studying behavior in natural environments using words, images and identify natural patterns and themes. It also generates new hypotheses and theories based on collected data, narrating reports with description, categories and exploration. The qualitative can refute any hypotheses.

            Quantitative research methods use statistical analysis for comparing, description and relating variables. It also uses numerical data, hypotheses testing, effect size and interval estimates. This is used to identify statistical relationships and generalized findings. It uses highly structured methods, such as surveys, questionnaires and observation. This can predict casual relationships; quantify variation, study design, statistical assumptions and conditions. This method is inflexible which helps with meaningful comparisons of responses across participants.

            The mixed research method on the other hand is deductive and inductive with multiple objectives and forms. It studies behavior in more than one context or condition. Uses numeric variables, words and images with a statistical and holistic approach. In-depth narrative description and identification of overall themes are used as well. One major popular mixed method approach is the sequential explanatory strategy. This has the advantage of having multiple ways to explore a research problem. The mixed method can address problems of different levels, complement the strengths of single design and overcome the weaknesses as well.

            The method selected for my final project model would be the qualitative method. This goes into details and more in depth, with cost-effectiveness, flexible times and locations, making interviews easier. It gives a clear picture of complex problems including how and what experiences about the project simply seeking to discover and understand the perspectives and views of people involved.

 

 

Citations

 

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Tan, D. (n.d.). Research design Qualitative, Quantitative, and mixed methods. http://www.scribd.com/doc/51107663/research      

 

 

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Qualitative Research method is information that is gathered that can be discussed.  It gathers information that can be formed into a hypothesis.  According to the text, "much like in quantitative research, it is used as a broad explanation for behavior and attitudes, and it may be complete with variables, constructs, and hypotheses" (Creswell, 2013).  When testing your hypothesis with qualitative research, there are many different processes that can be conducted.  The Participation Observation allows the researcher to become a part of the test.  This may take some time to conduct, because the researcher has to become adapted to their surroundings or accepted into the group their conducting research on.  An example of  Participant Observation be is the researcher gathering information on homelessness and live as such.  During the time of research, they live exactly as homeless people live, while gathering data for their project. 















Another form of qualitative research is Unstructured Interviewing, where the researcher is in direct contact with the study group.  You see this many times researchers conducting studies on inner city youth, gangs, drug dealers and other study groups.  The researcher may ask standard, guided questions, then move to any question they may have.  With this method, because there are no set "rules" this may make analyzing data more difficult.  















Quantitative Research methods involves research and data collected, based on the hypothesis proposed.  According to the text, "For example, Kerlinger's (1979) definition of a theory seems still valid today. He said that a theory is “a set of interrelated constructs (variables), definitions, and propositions that presents a systematic view of phenomena by specifying relations among variables, with the purpose of explaining natural phenomena” (p. 64) (Creswell, 2013).  















Mixed Method Research involves collecting data, conducting research and combining both methods, qualitative and qualitative methods, to provide a better understanding of the research conducted.  An online article suggests, "One of the most advantageous characteristics of conducting mixed methods research is the possibility of triangulation, i.e., the use of several means (methods, data sources and researchers) to examine the same phenomenon" (Food Risc, n.d).  Conducting mixed method research will allow any weaknesses found in qualitative and quantitative research to be covered up, due to the fact that both methods fill in the gaps of each other.  An example is when the quantitative research requires to understand certain behaviors of the study group but does not provide that information, qualitative research makes up for it.  















I chose a mixed method approach and it works well with my final project, because the statics and data that has to be researched, needs to be combined with certain behaviors and environments.  My project is on mental illness in the African-American community and some articles provide a lot of statistics and numbers that contribute to the amount of case studies conducted.  Quantitative research cannot contribute to the behaviors and the culture of the black community and only having one research method will not provide all of the necessary information needed to successfully complete this subject.  















References















Trochim, W. (2006). Research Methods Knowledge Base. Qualitative Methods. Retrieved from: https://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/qualmeth.php















Creswell, J. W. (03/2013). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, 4th Edition. [South University]. Retrieved from https://digitalbookshelf.southuniversity.edu/#/books/9781483345840/

The financial statements of Apple, Incare presented in Appendix A of Financial Accounting. Instructions for accessing and using the company's complete annual report, including the notes to the financial statements, are also provided in Appendix A. 

Complete a 1,050-word summary of findings and recommendations from the following questions: 

  • What were the total cost and book value of property, plant, and equipment at September 27, 2014?
  • Using the notes to find financial statements, what method or methods of depreciation are used by Apple for financial reporting purposes?
  • What was the amount of depreciation and amortization expense for each of the three years 2012-2014? (Hint: Use the statement of cash flows).
  • Using the statement of cash flows, what are the amounts of property, plant, and equipment purchased in 2014 and 2013?
  • Using the notes to the financial statements, explain in the summary how Apple accounted for its intangible assets in 2014. 

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What is the distinction between deductions for AGI and deductions from AGI and why should this be important for individuals?



As you review deductions from AGI and for AGI, how should bribes and kickbacks be treated for tax purposes? Are they a deduction and are they allowed? As you may recall, Al Capone’s conviction caused mobsters and other illegal gangsters to rethink their method of keeping detailed records. Why did this rethink occur? How different was this situation of bribes and kickbacks to how multimillion-dollar corporations do business now?

 

 

 

 

 

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What are the design features in an aircraft that affect an aircraft’s takeoff and landing performance? Research an airplane and describe what features are used.

 

Compare and contrast the concepts of Stability, Control, and Maneuverability in an aircraft design.

Explain why Charles Lindberg was very happy with the lateral stability of the Spirit of St. Louis. Was it negative, neutral or positive?

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  • Compare and contrast propeller driven performance to jet performance in an aircraft? If you were designing an aircraft what would be the reasons for choosing the power plant type?

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Address these topics regarding the technology of the Internet of Things (IoT)

 

  • Develop and describe a technology lifecycle model (including the time and cost of development, the amount of time to recover the cost, and return on investment (profit) based on the development costs and risks) and/or product lifecycle model (including timing, marketing measures, and costs associated with the life of a product) for Internet of Things

  • Describe the acceptance process as it relates to the Internet of Things and Internet of Things lifecycle

The town of Surette must decide whether an abandoned building should be developed into private office space or a new community center. Using the facts below, make an argument for one option over the other. It is possible to make a case for either option. In making your argument, keep in mind the town's goals:

  • It wishes to generate revenue for the town to help it balance its budget.

  • It wants a high quality of life for its citizens.

One option is to convert the building into private office space and either sell or rent the office space. This would generate a significant amount of revenue for the town. The property could be sold or rented to a single organization or split up among many organizations. It would also be possible to reserve part of the building to house organizations that provide important social services.

Another option is to convert the building into a community center. The town of Surette has few such options available, and citizens have been requesting public facilities that offer social and athletic programs. Several corporate sponsors have expressed interest in funding the conversion of the building in return for naming rights to the building. As a community center, the building could also host events that could generate revenue for the town.

 

Write an essay in which you argue for turning the abandoned building into office space or a community center. Be sure to explain how the option you support will help the town meet its goals.

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