Assignment 3 (20 Points)

Write a 3-5 page essay discussing the similarities and differences between quantitative and qualitative methods, emphasizing the strengths and limitations to each?  Next, copy and bring to class two research articles, one that uses quantitative methods and one that uses qualitative methods.  Identify and be prepared to discuss the following for each article, (a) the research problem/question(s), (b) sampling and participant recruitment strategies, (c) methods of data collection, (d) data analysis strategies, and (e) ethical considerations. Also be prepared to discuss whether the methods used seem appropriate given the research questions and theoretical framing of the project.