Research Methodologies

Chart comparing qualitative and quantitative research
Flow chart of convergent mixed methods design

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

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

Chart: The three types of research in the social sciences and humanities
Source: Frascati Manual

Suggested Reading:

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Book cover: How to do your research project by Gary Thomas
How to do your research project : a guide for students, 3rd edition.