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Understanding Research Designs

In this discussion we will explore the three research approaches (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed) that exist in various academic and professional disciplines. Locate an article or case in which a specific research approach is illustrated (qualitative research). The research approach might be based on an experiment, ethnography, case study, document analysis, meta-analysis, interview process, or other methodology. It might be useful to pick an approach that you think you will use in your proposal. It could involve testing a new prescription drug, tracking the origin of a disease, testing the effectiveness of a new social program, or documenting the diffusion of an innovation in social networks.

How are research approaches similar and how they are different?
What is the influence of academic disciplines on the selection of a research approach?
What are the ​advantages and disadvantages of the various research approaches?