Resources - Quantitative Methods

Research Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches; A framework for the Study

Description: Straightforward practical discussion about thinking about and planning qualitative or quantitative research.

Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Research: Is there a paradigmatic difference between them?

Description: Discusses the distinctions between qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches in educational research.

Research design issues for mixed method and mixed model studies

Description: Discusses the concept of triangulation from various perspectives and the variety of approaches to implementing mixed methods research.

Introduction to Mixed Method and Mixed Model Studies in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Paradigm Wars and Mixed Methodologies.

Description: Encourages a focus on the research question as a guide to deciding on methods to apply in a particular study and comfort in cross the boundaries between pure interpretations of particular paradigmatic characteristics.

Cultural Consensus as a Statistical Model

Description: Discusses history, theory, and strategy for the use of statistical models in the discovery of cultural consensus.

What Good is Polarizing Research into Qualitative and Quantitative?

Description: The authors argue against a polarization between qualitative and quantitative methods and the associated polarization between “subjective” and “objective” evidence.

Research Design Issues for Mixed Method and Mixed Model Studies

Description: Discusses the concept of triangulation from various perspectives and the variety of approaches to implementing mixed methods research.

Reasoning With Numbers

Description: Presents a comprehensive set of techniques for representing the world through numbers and argues that there are many things to be missed when neglecting these approaches.

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research: How is it done?

Description: Draws on a content analysis of methods and design from 232 articles using combined methods.

Pragmatism and The Choice of Research Strategy

Description: Introduces and traces the history of the methodological paradigm wars and brings readers up to the state of affairs (albeit, 1998).