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Take a Stand

Review the five-minute video clip from Qualitative and Quantitative Research Debate (Smcilquham, 2012) in which animated Queen Elizabeth and Einstein debate the relative value of the two types of research.

After viewing the clip, reflect on the following questions:

  • Which one of the types of research, quantitative or qualitative, do you find more convincing? Explain.
  • How does this preference relate to your personal experiences, previous professional education and development, current work responsibilities, etc.?
  • Where do you place yourself on the quantitative/qualitative continuum? Why?

Create a visual response to your reflections and the video. Your graphic organizer should describe at least three commonalities between qualitative and quantitative research and should provide at least five reasons why these research styles are different. Some examples for your created response are a Venn diagram, a timeline, a flow chart, an illustrated graphic, a comic created through an online tool such as Pixton, or a photograph of a hand-drawn picture saved as a JPEG file. Be creative and do not let the technology stymie your thinking.

Please embed or attach your graphic organizer (using APA formatting as appropriate). Provide a short, written explanation to help the reader understand the visual you have created, including references to course concepts and ideas (APA formatting). Please include your explanation in the discussion board comment area (not on the attached graphic).

Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.


Smcilquham. (2012, March 6). Quantitative vs qualitative research [Video file] [Closed captioned]. Retrieved from

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