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This suggests a quantitative study. SUMMARY X The research methodology is the philosophy or general principle which guides the research. X Research methods are the tools you use to gather your data. X Qualitative research explores attitudes, behaviour and experiences. X Examples of qualitative methodologies include action research, ethnography, feminist research and grounded theory. H O W T O D E C I D E U P O N A M E T H O D O L O G Y / 25 X Quantitative research generates statistics through the use of large-scale survey research.

FURTHER READING The theoretical and philosophical issues raised in this chapter are detailed and complex and cannot be discussed in depth in this book. However, if you wish to pursue any of these topics, some of the useful publications are listed below under the relevant topics. Qualitative research Over recent years there has been a great deal of innovation in the use of qualitative methodologies. Listed below are some of the more traditional texts and a selection of the newer, innovative texts.

Have another look at the five ‘Ws’ discussed in Chapter 1. If you have not already done so, go through each question in relation to your own research. Once you have done this, clues will start to emerge about what is the best form of inquiry for you. First of all, have a look at the words you have used. Certain words help to suggest a leaning towards qualitative research, others towards quantitative research. For example, if you have written ‘how many’, ‘test’, ‘verify’, ‘how often’ or ‘how satisfied’, this suggests a leaning towards quantitative research.

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