Section I: Research in the Social Sciences: Qualitative Meets Quantitative Next Chapter
Section I: Research in the Social Sciences: Qualitative Meets Quantitative
The intention of the Preface was to serve as a gentle introduction to what we are trying to accomplish in this book. With the Preface fresh in your minds, we hope that you understand that we are proponents of both the qualitative and quantitative traditions! Therefore, the purpose of Section I is to first provide a general but unifying discussion of research in the social sciences (Chapter 1) followed by an overview of research in the qualitative tradition (Chapter 2) and finally leading to an introduction to research in the quantitative tradition (Chapter 3).
What readers will find in these first three chapters is something we think is unique—a firm foundation ...