Discussion of the Differences Between Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Please provide a discussion/explanation to the 7 following essay questions with references included in your answer and with strict AMA 11th ed format:
1. How does a research problem/question guide the determination to conduct a quantitative versus a qualitative research study?
2. Discuss the value of using a conceptual framework or theory (grand or mid-range) to guide a quantitative research study. Address the debate of the appropriateness of using a conceptual framework or theory to guide a qualitative research study.
3. What specific types of research designs are used in quantitative research? What specific types of designs are used in qualitative research?
4. What are differences in determining sample size between quantitative and qualitative research studies?
5. Discuss the difference in methods of data analysis for quantitative research versus qualitative research studies.
6. Discuss methods of ensuring scientific rigor in quantitative research studies versus qualitative research studies.
7. Discuss the difference in generalizability of quantitative versus qualitative research.