In this chapter, we provide an overview of the quantitative research paradigm not just as an alternative methodological approach but as one requiring researchers to at least temporarily assume a different worldview or schema. Our purpose is not to appraise the value of qualitative in comparison with quantitative research; our aim instead is to help readers create and maintain an inclusive understanding of both research traditions. As you go through this chapter, remember that the researcher's qualitative or [Page 43]quantitative training (or bias!) should not dictate the research methodology; instead, the type of research ...
Research in the Quantitative Tradition
Research in the quantitative tradition