The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches and Methods in Language “Testing and Assessment” Research: A Literature Review

@article{Rahman2016TheAA,
  title={The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches and Methods in Language “Testing and Assessment” Research: A Literature Review},
  author={Shidur Rahman},
  journal={Journal of Education and Learning},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={102-112}
}
  • Shidur Rahman
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Education and Learning
The researchers of various disciplines often use qualitative and quantitative research methods and approaches for their studies. Some of these researchers like to be known as qualitative researchers; others like to be regarded as quantitative researchers. The researchers, thus, are sharply polarised; and they involve in a competition of pointing out the benefits of their own preferred methods and approaches. But, both the methods and approaches (qualitative and quantitative) have pros and cons… Expand
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