In this assessment you are being asked to write a report demonstrating your understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods. There are 4 parts to this report:
Please note - the information here does not replace your Subject Outline. It is important to carefully read over and be familiar with all sections of the assessment details including task description, rationale and marking rubric.
In this assignment you need to show your understanding of qualitative and quantitative research by:
For this report you are expected to reference various sources to help inform your understanding of these two methods. Different sources of information can assist you with each part of your assignment.
In this task you are looking for research articles, one representing quantitative research and one representing qualitative research. Here are a few tips you can use when searching for your articles:
You can find quantitative articles by searching in Primo Search or our Library databases using methodology terms as keywords. Some examples of possible keywords could be data mining, survey, quantitative, statistical, or correlation. When searching for quantitative research on a social issue such as homelessness, you could use the following search string:
When searching for qualitative articles, you can once again include terms that describe the methods used to collect data, such as questionnaire, ethnographic, lived experience, qualitative, or focus group in your search, along with terms that indicate the group, setting, or health condition you are interested in. If we use homelessness as an example again, your search string could be:
Remember, these are just some of the many possibilities. You will need to try multiple combinations of keywords and search techniques throughout your research. The search tools used in these search strings, such as *, ( ), OR & AND are explained in depth on the Primo Search page of this guide!