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Types of research designs?

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Yingying
30 December 2019
Types of research designs?

How many types of research designs do we have?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

You’re most welcome.

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Doris Lau
30 December 2019

Great! I have a clearer picture now. Thank you very much.

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Terrence
30 December 2019

They are theoretical lens as an overarching perspective within a design that contains both quantitative and qualitative data. Framework for topics of interest, methods for collecting data, and outcomes or changes anticipated by the study can be provided.

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Doris Lau
30 December 2019

I see and transformative mixed methods…

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Terrence
30 December 2019

They are procedures that we can converge or merge quantitative and qualitative data for providing a comprehensive analysis of the research problem. We can collect both forms of data at the same time and then integrate the information in the interpretation of the overall results.

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Doris Lau
30 December 2019

Thank you so much! How about concurrent mixed methods?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

Sequential mixed methods are those in which we seek to elaborate on or expand on the findings of one method with another method.

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Doris Lau
30 December 2019

Yes…

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Terrence
30 December 2019

Yes, there are three general strategies. Sequential mixed methods, concurrent mixed methods and transformative mixed methods.

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Doris Lau
30 December 2019

Wow what a detailed explanation. I am not familiar with mixed methods. Can you tell me more about that?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

We conduct case studies when we want to explore in depth a programme, event, activity, process, or one or more individuals.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

Can you let me know more about case study?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

You’re welcome.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

Thank you very much for your reply.

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Terrence
30 December 2019

It is a strategy that we can derive a general and abstract theory of a process, action or interaction grounded in the views of participants. We need to several stages of data collection and the refinement and interrelationship of categories of information.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

I see…How about grounded theory studies?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

It is a strategy of inquiry that the researcher studies an intact cultural group in a natural setting over a prolonged period of time by collecting data.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

Oh thank you. So what is ethnography?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

Phenomenological research is to identify the essence of human experiences about a phenomenon as described by participants.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

I see…then can you explain phenomenology?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

It is the method that we study the lives of individuals and ask one or more individuals to provide stories about their lives. This information is often retold into a narrative chronology.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

So what is narrative research?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

Yes. We can use questionnaires or interviews for data collection to carry out cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.

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Dicky Law
30 December 2019

Non-experimental designs, such as survey research, provides a quantitative or numeric description of attitudes, trends or opinions of people by studying a sample of them.

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Terrence
30 December 2019

Yes of course. It determines if a specific treatment influences an outcome. The impact is assessed by providing a specific treatment to one group and withholding it from another and then determining how both groups scored on an outcome.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

Can you explain more about experimental research?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

Yes, sequential, concurrent and transformative mixed methods are the three general strategies.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

I see. And for mixed methods, do you have any examples?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

Narrative research, phenomenology, ethnographies, grounded theory studies and case study are the strategies.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

How about qualitative?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

For quantitative, we commonly have experimental designs and non-experimental designs, such as surveys.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

Thank you very much.

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Terrence
30 December 2019

Yes sure.

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Yingying
30 December 2019

I see. Can you list some examples of each of them?

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Terrence
30 December 2019

Three. They are quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.

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