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Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods to answer a question is called ______

using both qualitative and quantitative research methods to answer a question is called ______

To investigate students' perception.

I use 20 closed-ended questions (multiple choice and 5-likert scale) and the 5 qualitative question like open-ended questions in a survey.

As I know survey could help me to gain data (even the perception, feelings) from the large number of students so that I can classify them according to the level of anxiety to conduct the in-depth interview further. So, Is the survey as I've described called qualitative survey even it comprise theclosed-ended questions? and Does it mean that I am completely doing the qualitative research?

Hope to see your response!

Research Flashcards | Quizlet

Chronic illnesses are prime examples of conditions that by their very nature need to be studied from a combination of perspectives, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. We suggest that the success of health research on managing these conditions lies in the shared application of both qualitative and quantitative research perspectives, methods and tools. In addition, we argue that effective research into long-term chronic illnesses requires not only combined research efforts but also longitudinal programs of study, so that the experience of managing chronic conditions can be captured over time.

Key words: Chronic disease; combined methods; longitudinal studies; qualitative research; quantitative research; research design


Individuals experiencing the symptoms of chronic illnesses often struggle to accept and live with a given condition long before the illness has been given a name and in advance of seeking treatment. Chronic diseases are usually diagnosed and named by physicians; this often leads to long-term treatment and monitoring of activities by a range of clinicians and other caregivers involved in the management of such conditions.

In particular, research that helps extend our understanding of how best to manage such chronic diseases and corresponding illness experiences requires a broad range of perspectives and skills. Holman1 delineates a clear need for incorporating qualitative inquiry into medical research by highlighting the case of chronic diseases. He concludes that “good medical research recognizes the complementarity and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.”

Unfortunately, the ability to combine research expertise across traditional methodological boundaries is often thwarted. Qualitative and quantitative researchers often operate with a different set of assumptions about the world and ways of learning about it. These assumptions may be seen as mutually and inevitably irreconcilable. Researchers are often taught to master only one type of method and, so, become comfortable with their expertise in handling either quantitative or qualitative analysis, but not both. The result is that the two major approaches (qualitative and quantitative) are seldom combined and their respective strengths are ignored by adherents of each approach.


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