Blending Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods in Theses and Dissertations / R. Murray Thomas.

This guide discusses combining qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations. It covers a wide array of methods, the strengths and limitations of each, and how they can be effectively interwoven into various research designs. The first chapter is "The Qualitative and the...

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Main Author: Thomas, R. Murray
Language:English
Published: [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2003.
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Physical Description:246 pages
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This guide discusses combining qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations. It covers a wide array of methods, the strengths and limitations of each, and how they can be effectively interwoven into various research designs. The first chapter is "The Qualitative and the Quantitative." Part 1, "A Catalogue of MethodsQualitative and Quantitative," contains: (2) "Historical Perspectives"; (3) "Present-Status PerspectivesQualitative": (4) "Present-Status PerspectivesQuantitative"; (5) "Data Collection Processes and Instruments"; (6) "Researcher Role Perspectives"; and (7) "Interpretation Methods." Part 2, "A Variety of Theses and Dissertation Proposals," contains: (8) "Solving Immediate Problems"; (9) "Establishing Foundations for Planning"; (10)"Applying, Testing, and Generating Theories"; (11) "Contributing to Research Methodology"; (12) "Replicating Others' Research"; (13) "Publishing the Results"; and (14) "Reviewing the Themes." (Contains 135 references.) (SLD)
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