Learning Objectives

2-1 Discuss the cyclical research process.

2-2 Summarize how to design a qualitative and quantitative research study.

2-3 Construct a research problem statement for a qualitative and quantitative study.

2-4 Illustrate the process of creating and evaluating research questions.

2-5 Describe the differences between a theoretical and conceptual framework.

2-6 Explain the general considerations for selecting a research methodology.

2-7 Identify common research methods associated with particular research methodologies.

2-8 Paraphrase the procedures for conducting a qualitative or a quantitative data analysis.

2-9 Describe the various data sources that might be included in a qualitative and quantitative study.