Type of Qualitative Method:
Different qualitative methods are suitable for different types of study. Quite often we can combine qualitative and quantitative methods. Many scholars claim that the two approaches are complementary and cannot be used in isolation from each other. According to this view no method is entirely qualitative or quantitative. However the techniques can be either quantitative or qualitative. Figure below illustrates this points further.
As we can see in figure the methods from left to right become more quantitative and use more quantitative techniques. Historical review group discussions and case studies are mostly qualitative research methods. These qualitative methods use relatively more qualitative techniques such as conversation and in depth semi structured interviews.