Research Methods

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Based on the research question(s) being explored, a research paper might be qualitatively or quantitatively focused, or driven by mixed-methods data.  

The research methods table below describes these approaches (adapted from the University of South Alabama’s website: http://www.southalabama.edu/coe/bset/johnson/lectures/lec2.htm). 

Access the table below in pdf format.

Research Method Table