Part 1: Planning Research Projects
For this discussion activity, consider a topic that you are interested in researching. Describe whether you would choose a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods method to approach the topic. Using the guidelines for deciding the applicable approach in Chapter 4, detail why you believe your choice is appropriate for the types of data used for decision-making in your chosen industry. Be sure to mention the following as it relates to your topic and the reading:
- Data Collection
- Data Analysis
- Reporting of Findings
Part 2: Validity & Reliability
Consider a contemporary research problem in your field of study. Describe the application of validity and reliability in developing a study for your selected problem. What are some ways you could ensure conventions of validity and reliability are met? Be sure to discuss how the types of data you may encounter affect how a researcher ensures validity and reliability. Your response should be at least one page.