Research Methodologies

Comparing Qualitative and Quantitative Research chart


Mixed Method

  • A philosophical assumption based on the pragmatic grounds that integrates quantitative and qualitative research approaches within a single project.
  • Also called Multitrait, Multimethod, Integrated, or Combined Research

Convergent mixed-methods image

Source: Rutgers


Types of Research

The OECD’s Frascati Manual includes a helpful chart on research types. A link to the manual is below. Section 2.1 on Research Development (R&D) is particularly useful.

Frascati Manual: Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Development

Frascati manual Table 4.2

Source: Frascati Manual