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Navigating research methods: qualitative methods 

Navigating research methods: qualitative methods
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Navigating research methods: qualitative methods
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10.1093/med/9780199608478.003.0004
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date: 18 October 2018

This chapter reviews qualitative research methods and specifically focuses on educational research as an example thereby explaining the position of educational research within an accessible social research framework. It provides an overview of research paradigms, and relationships between research approaches and methodologies. Furthermore, the chapter compares and contrasts the qualitative and quantitative research methods and illustrates how the mixed methods approach blends these two individual approaches. The key characteristics of the following mixed methods methodological approaches are presented: case studies, evaluation, ethnography, action research, ideology critique, biography/narrative. Selection of the method is discussed.

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