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Title :

Quantitative and Qualitative Social Research

Authors :

Abdul-Majeed Alkali

Social research is based on a careful and systematic methodological procedure. Whether conducted within the framework of inductive or deductive logic, the overall concern is to make social inquiry objective, thus allowing for generalizability of research findings. This paper focuses on quantitative and qualitative research paradigm. It highlights some salient methodological issues that pertain to social research. The paper alludes to the specialized approaches that have been employed by qualitative researchers with a view to making qualitative research a rigorous scientific enterprise.