In your initial post, compare quantitative and qualitative research approaches. Start by describing the defining characteristics of quantitative research, and then contrast this set of characteristics against the defining characteristics of qualitative research. Identify the strengths of each type of research, and discuss the best uses of each research approach. Finally, identify shortcomings of both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. What limitations are there in each approach?
Note: Do not focus on a specific quantitative or qualitative research design, such as a correlational design (a quantitative approach) or a phenomenological design (a qualitative approach). Instead, focus on the over-arching characteristics of quantitative and qualitative research approaches.