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The purpose of this article is to provide a critique of the main concepts of qualitative and quantitative methodologies for conducting research. It is written expressly for the novice researcher in an attempt to clarify the major misconceptions and misunderstandings concerning the qualitative-quantitative research polarities. This article will not address the varieties of research methods that are available to a researcher but rather it will focus on the strengths and limitations of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
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