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H809 – Research methods – strengths and weaknesses (A2.4)

February 13, 2011

The tables below list the strength and weaknesses that Wegerif and Mercer identified in their paper. It also involves further strengths and weaknesses (written in italics) I recall from my previous study or found with additional research.

Click on the images to enlarge them or download the H809_A2.4 Word document (doc) or H809_A2.4 PDF-file here.


Wegerif, R. and Mercer, N. (1997) ‘Using computer-based text analysis to integrate qualitative and quantitative methods in research on collaborative learning’, Language and Education, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 271–86.

Open University (2005) K221 Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Structures and Safeguards, Chapter 9 ‘Evaluating CAM practice’ in Le-Treweek, G., Heller, T., MacQueen H., Stone, J. and Spurr, S., Milton Park, Routledge.

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