Snapshots of Research: Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive, cutting-edge text that provides an introductory overview of the main research methods used in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. This text/reader offers a wide range of modern research examples, as well as several classic articles, including a broad range of readings from the four major branches of the criminal justice system—policing, courts/law, juvenile justice, and corrections—that are relevant to career paths students may be interested in pursuing.
Chapter 10: Mixed Methods Research
Mixed Methods Research
The Quantitative/Qualitative Quarrel
The quantitative-qualitative methodological debate is nothing new (Tashakkori & Teddlie, 1998), with advocates on both sides, quants and quals (Creswell, 1995), arguing that their methods are superior. Berg (2004), in a discussion of the qual-quant debate, cites that the quants believe that ...