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Taking the “Q” Out of Research: Teaching Research Methodology Courses Without the Divide Between Quantitative and Qualitative Paradigms
RSEM Faculty Publications
  • Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University
  • Nancy L. Leech, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence that the debate between quantitative and qualitative is divisive and, hence, counterproductive for advancing the social and behavioral science field. We advocate that all graduate students learn to utilize and to appreciate both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. As such, students will develop into pragmatist researchers who are able to utilize both quantitative and qualitative techniques when conducting research. We contend that the best way to accomplish this is by eliminating quantitative research methodology and qualitative research methodology courses from curricula and replacing these with research methodology courses at different levels that simultaneously teach both quantitative and qualitative techniques within a mixed methodological framework.
Citation Information
Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and Nancy L. Leech. "Taking the “Q” Out of Research: Teaching Research Methodology Courses Without the Divide Between Quantitative and Qualitative Paradigms" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy-leech/46/