1. What considerations must be given to the selection of a quantitative or qualitative methodology for a research study? Based on what you know now, which of these considerations do you believe are the most important? Why?
2. Chapters 5 and 6 of the course textbook describe the GCU core research designs. Choose one qualitative design and one quantitative design that you would reasonably consider using for your dissertation. Briefly describe how the primary characteristics of each design would align with your intended research topic. Does one design seem to fit your topic better than the other? Why or why not?
a. Quantitative options: experimental, quasi-experimental, pre-experimental, correlation, causal comparative, quantitative descriptive
b. Qualitative options: qualitative descriptive, case study, phenomenological, grounded theory, narrative