There is a demonstrated need for research within the fire and emergency services field. If your organization ever intends to apply for grant funding, will purchase a new piece of equipment, or needs to justify a new fire station or additional personnel, objective data will be required to justify that need.
This assignment will task you with identifying the difference between the three major research approaches that you learned about in this unit: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. Briefly identify each of the three approaches and explain how to distinguish them from each other. Finally, discuss how each of these three approaches could be used to study current problems (topics) that modern fire and emergency services organizations face today.
Cite a minimum of two outside credible sources to support your assertions, being sure to use APA format and citation guidelines.