Qualitative research design and quantitative research design

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There are important differences between the qualitative research design and the quantitative research design. For this paper you are asked to identify at least three characteristics of a qualitative study that are unique to this effort. You are also asked to identify at least three characteristics of a quantitative study. Discuss and compare these differences.

For example: a qualitative study will use what is called 'purposeful sampling,' while a quantitative study (specifically an experimental study) uses random sampling. Your task would be to define and compare these different sampling methods and explain why each is important regarding the kind of design.

This paper should be a minimum of four pages, utilizing APA format, and a minimum of two references for each design. APA format would include a cover page, abstract, 1 ½ inch margins left and 1 inch margins the remainder of the page, as well as a Reference page."

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