Qualitative Research

The research methodologies can be divided into two major paradigms: logical positivism and phenomenological inquiry. Logical positivism dominates educational research and is based on the assumptions of the natural sc]iences. This is the paradigm elaborated upon in the description of the scientific method and hypothesis testing. There has been much confusion over just what qualitative research is. It is often described as a negative and non-quantitative research. The quantitative research is based on the logical-positive paradigm, which utilizes experimental research methodologies, while qualitative research is based on the phenomenological paradigm, which uses a variety of interpretive research methodologies. A variety ...

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