In this unit, you learned about the three major research methods available to researchers in the counseling profession: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research. You also should be thinking about a topic and potential plans for your upcoming quantitative and qualitative mini-proposal assignments. With this in mind, please complete the following:
Briefly identify and describe the topic(s) you would like to utilize for your upcoming research proposals for your Unit 6 and Unit 8 assignments. You can either use one topic, but modify it slightly depending on the respective methodology, or you can choose to use two different topics (one for quantitative and one for qualitative).
Based on what you know so far about quantitative research, why do you think a quantitative study would be helpful for this topic? What would make it specifically quantitative?
Based on what you know so far about qualitative research, why do you think a qualitative study would be helpful for this topic? What would make it specifically qualitative?