Discuss and evaluate two different research methods (quantitive/qualitative) that could be used to investigate your proposed dissertation topic (Does level of educational attainment influence job satisfaction among law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania?). Compare and contrast the scholarly rationale for the two chosen research methods describing the strengths, weaknesses, and ethical issues associated with each. Recommend a process by which a pragmatic researcher might choose between the two methods.
Incorporate a minimum of 20 peer reviewed journal articles and no more than 3 textbooks, Doctoral dissertations are typically not considered peer-reviewed scholarly work and as such should not be included in the 20 required references for response. However, one or two dissertations that provide new information of particular relevance to the learner’s topic may be used in addition to the other references. All journal articles must be no older the 5 years. Both foundational and recent scholarly literature (published within the last 5 years) should be incorporated. Most journals should have a DOI reference.
Remember that sentences need to be supported with references to support your facts/opinions/argument.