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Different types of research

In this video, Dr Tom Kingstone explains the different types of research including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.

In this video Dr Tom Kingstone, Lecturer in Mental Health and Wellbeing and Research Associate in Mental Health talks about the main types of research.

In the previous step, you were introduced to the four main types of research question:

  • Exploratory
  • Explanatory
  • Descriptive
  • Evaluative

In this step, Tom explains how each of the four types of question can influence and inform the design of a research study.

You will also learn more about three different types of research:

  1. Qualitative – which focuses on collecting and interpreting talk, text and observational types of data
  2. Quantitative – which focuses on collecting numerical data and applying statistical forms of analysis, and;
  3. Mixed methods research – which involves a combination of both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Share 2 – 3 key points that you have learned from this video. Has anyone else shared the same?

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