Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 5, Chapter 6, and Chapter 7 of the course text. (All 3 chapters are attached below) Text Reference: Creswell, J. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2018). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu
The abstract/introduction and purpose statement are important elements of a research study in that they advise the readers of your scholarly work what you intend to share with them, as well as the importance and context of your work. Similarly, the importance of a good research question or hypothesis cannot be overstated. It is integral to a research study and ensures the researcher is focused on a measurable target for the success of the research results. It also ensures that the research objective is clearly defined and that the target is specifically measurable.
In your initial post, address the following:
- Discuss the rationale for using a mixed methods approach.
- Explain how research questions and/or a hypothesis work in conjunction with the purpose statement.
Your initial post should be at least 300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
**PLAGIARISM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please write mostly in your own words.