Research methodology refers to the research design, methods of data collection, techniques, fieldwork and data analysis
Research method is a general strategy that a researcher follows to collect data required for answering research questions.
There are various types of research methods which use different tools for data collection. The main three are Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods.
This paper aims to provide an overview of the use and assessment of qualitative research methods. Qualitative research can be defined as the study of the nature of phenomena and is especially appropriate for answering questions of why something is (not) observed, assessing complex multi-component interventions, and focusing on intervention improvement. The most common methods of data collection are document study, (non-) participant observations, semi-structured interviews and focus groups.
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Mixed methods research: Book chapter / Norma RA Romm and Patrick Ngulube. The chapter looks at the following:
Quantitative ,Qualitative, and Mixed Research