Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies
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... and Quantitative Research Methodologies Introduction Research efforts can be described as "a systematic inquiry that uses disciplined method to answer questions or solve problems" (Polit et al., 2001 p4). From this viewpoint, it is apparent that the aim of every research effort is to create knowledge, in the relevant field, to develop, refine and expand the horizon of what is known, and also attempt to proffer answers to the unknown, within the chosen field of study (Polit et al., 2001). Moreover, research studies in the human science fields; such as health and social sciences, not only refine and add to what is already known in theory and practice, it also empowers the professional to capably...