Assignment 1: Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

The qualitative approach to research involves the collection of extensive amounts of narrative and written data in order to gain insight into an event, occurrence, strategy, or phenomenon. Quantitative research involves the collection of numerical measurement data in order to explain, predict, or control the interest area of research.

Under what conditions would a person choose the qualitative approach over the quantitative or vice versa when investigating a forensic behavioral science situation? When would a mixed-methods design be the best option? Through your research provide examples and support for the points you are making.

Review the points of others and add additional examples, challenging a response or drawing conclusions from the response.

Post your responses in a minimum of 300 words.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

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