Explanatory Research

Joseph A. Maxwell & Kavita Mittapalli

In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods

Explanatory Research

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  • The term explanatory research implies that the research in question is intended to explain, rather than simply to describe, the phenomena studied. This type of research has had a contested history in qualitative inquiry, and divergent views of the ...

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    • History of Qualitative Research
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    • Research Design and Planning
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