Foundations Research Methods in Administration

• What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative research?
• Given the topic you have chosen to study and assuming you were going to use a qualitative approach, which of the five designs (case, ethnography, phenomenological, grounded theory or content analysis) would be best suited to answer your research questions? Explain your decision.
• Review the approaches discussed in your text for collecting quantitative data and determine which (sampling, observation, or interview) might be best suited for your study. Explain your decision.
• When conducting interviews why is it critical to develop specific interview questions?
• Is it useful to include scaled questions (e.g., Likert scale such as 1 to 5) as part of your structured interview questions? Why or why not?
• Should open-ended questions be included? Why or why not?
• What are useful data sources for conducting historical research?
• Having reviewed both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, share with your fellow students which method you will use. Explain and be specific