|Research Approach||Knowledge Claims||Strategy of Inquiry||Method||Use these practices of research, as the researcher|
|Qualitative||Constructivist assumptions||Ethnographic design|
|Qualitative||Advocacy/Participatory assumptions||Narrative design|
|Mixed Methods||Pragmatic assumptions||Mixed methods design|
- Research design is exploratory at this stage and tends to tackle new problems on which little or no previous research has been done. This will help in determining the research design, sampling methodology and data collection method. This will form the basis of conclusive or confirmatory research in the end.
- Exploratory will turn into explanatory during hypotheses test about cause-and-effect relationships. The objective is to determine which variable might be causing a certain behavior, i.e. whether there is a cause and effect relationship between variables.
- The research will end with confirmatory factor analysis.
Creswell, J. W. 2003. Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. SAGE. Thousand Oaks. USA.