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The research uses and inculcates quantitative qualitative research methods and analysis.


Quantitative research measures and quantifies the causes and effect of variables on other variables for significant effect and influence.  Significant means beyond chance and probability.  Chance and probability is measured by a standardised alpha level that is normally set at 0.05 level of chance.  Hence any number of possible effect below this level means beyond chance or probability and hence significant effect.  Anything above this level means that it can be attributed and is above chance and probability and therefore insignificant.


Qualitative is the a description of the value of the interaction of the tested variables.  What does it mean? placing content, value and quality in the reasons for what had happened and the experiences of the participants of what is researched. 



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