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The theoretical foundations of qualitative and quantitative methods are very different, but many researchers believe both methods should be used in the research study to increase validity and reliability. What advantages or disadvantages do you see in using both types of methods in a nursing study? Support your answer with current evidence-based literature. The theoretical foundations of qualitative and quantitative methods of research are very different. Researchers suggest that both methods should be utilized to increase validity andreliability of research studies. Quantitative and qualitative research have each been utilizedin the development of many evidence based protocols utilized today. This post is written with the intention of identifying the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing both methods. Combining the strength of both forms of research in triangulation, if time and money permit, is proposed as a valuable means of discovering the truth , if researchers