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Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
in Psychology Research

Zhou Mingjie;Zhang Jianxin   

  1. 1Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2007-03-12 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-01-15 Published:2008-01-15
  • Contact: Zhang jianxin

Abstract: Discussions of research methodology in psychology tend to be dominated by a contrast, and often conflict, between two approaches, the quantitative and the qualitative. Although they both have their superiority, their disadvantages are also obvious. What we are now thinking about is how to integrate these two methods in order to exert their advantages and avoid their disadvantages. The premise of integrating these two methods is to de-emphasize the terms of quantitative and qualitative research and put these two kinds of data into the same scale while integrating. Here, a heuristic example was shown to illustrate how to apply this mixed-methodological analysis

Key words: psychology, qualitative research, quantitative research, effect size

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