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Discussion: 1 Mixed Methods Procedures Marc Boykins SOC 333 Research Methods Elaine Alden Instructor May 26, 2016 My perception of mixed method approach is a pragmatic worldview that is a mixture of qualitative (open-ended) and quantitative (closed-ended) procedures, which allows case studies to look at using two different methods. Qualitative is a flexible process that involves exploring and understanding inductively to define how individuals or groups attribute to human and social problems (Creswell, 2014). Whereas, quantitative is closed-ended procedures that test theories deductively by looking closely at the relationship and eliminating bias, so it makes it easier to simplify and be able to duplicate the same results (Creswell, 2014). Furthermore, when you collect various types of data, it offers a complete understanding of a research problem than either quantitative or qualitative data alone (Creswell, 2014). By combining both approaches, qualitative and quantitative, you get two forms of data and to different approaches, philosophical and theoretical. When you combine the two methods, it constitutes a better understanding. Case studies can be cross-reference, which will rule out any possibility that may obstruct or support the research.
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