Rejecting the artificial dichotomy between qualitative and quantitative research strategies in the social and behavioral sciences, the authors argue that the two approaches are neither mutually exclusive nor interchangeable; rather, the actual relationship between the two paradigms is one of isolated events on a continuum of scientific inquiry.
This material was excerpted from the book Qualitative-Quantitative Research Methodology: Exploring the Interactive Continuum, written by Isadore Newman & Carolyn Ridenour and published by Southern Illinois University Press. Copyright © 1998 by the Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University. Archived with permission. All rights reserved.
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Place of Publication
Newman, Isadore and Ridenour, Carolyn, "Qualitative-Quantitative Research Methodology: Exploring the Interactive Continuum" (1998). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 122.