T4 Q45

Please respond to each of the following 2 comments with approximately 170-200 words each with at least 1 citation and reference each. Please list the corresponding references beneath each relative question. Thank you._x000D_
1. Quantitative Research must be done in a way that ensures variables are clearly defined and that the hypothesis or question can be answered by the research. The Quantitative Research is generally very statistic heavy. A Qualitative Research project has flexibility and open-ended questions that can be answered to explore situation . When making a selection of the methodology for a research study, I believe that the scholar or researcher should understand their limits, the amount of work that goes into the project and how many resources that they will need. I believe that the methodology selected should play to the scholars skills. At this point in my educational journey, I do not have a clear understanding on statistics or what it takes to complete a qualitative study. I have engaged in a qualitative research project as an assistant. I believe that quantitative research can be utilized for many other projects that can help to assert additional questions. Having the data on a Quantitative study can be interpreted using non-subjective standards. _x000D_
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American Political Science Association (APSA). (2012). Guide to professional ethics in political science. Retrieved from https://www.apsanet.org/ content_2483.cfm_x000D_
2. Research methodology is based on the reason for inquiry, clearly articulated in the problem statement. When hypotheses are designed to quantifiably prove or disprove a relationship, theory, or phenomena through using multiple questions, then quantitative methodology would serve as the best approach (Nordin & McClendon, 2015). The hypotheses should forecast the answer to the research questions and associated relationships with established variables. When the results differ from what was hypothesized, ethically speaking, the results should be presented as such (Nordin & McClendon, 2015). Outside of ethics, reporting variant results from the hypotheses allows others to conduct further exploration._x000D_
When exploration seeks to evaluate and detail experiential factors with measured specificity of primary phenomena, then a qualitative approach would serve best (Nordin & McClendon, 2015). Unlike quantitative methodology, qualitative methods do not seek to forecast research outcomes. Lived experiences, relationships and social impact is the underpinning of qualitative research methodology (Nordin & McClendon, 2015). The theoretical orientation within qualitative methodology is used to evaluate the reported experiential data obtained in the research._x000D_
As I understand, one primary consideration as a doctoral student is the time, hence why GCU does not recommend using the mix method approach in dissertations (Nordin & McClendon, 2015)._x000D_
Nordin, E. J., & McClendon, C. (2015). Essential Skills for a Doctoral Dissertation. In Grand Canyon University (Ed.), GCU Doctoral Research: Foundations and Theories. Phoenix, AZ. Grand Canyon University. http://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2015/gcu-doctoral-research_foundations-and-theories_ebook_1e.php_x000D_

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