This stage will:
- Help you decide whether you should use qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods to collect your data
- Define the variety of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods
- Help you decide whether you should use primary or secondary data to answer your research question
Now that you have a research question and you have planned your research and thought about research design and ethics, you need to think about how you’ll collect your data. Will you generate your own data or use data that already exist?