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Grand Canyon University

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Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Dec 31 1969
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In my RES 861 curse the instructor tried to manipulate the research that a student would use in ways such as saying that if you do a mixed methods you will not graduate on time. He also tried to sway students by saing that GCU only uses SPSS software. He is in charge of dissertations and did not have a good command of the subject matter for the class.
commentWith respect, your comment doesn't make sense. I'm a PhD Candidate at a different school. What this instructor is saying makes sense. If you do a mixed methods approach you have to do the entire study as a qualitative AND a quantitative study. It takes twice as long to complete mixed methods research. That's not a manipulation, that's a fact of the research model. And as far as SPSS, why would they not use it? If you are doing any kind of quantitative research SPSS IS the program you want to use. It's what everyone uses. PSPP is a free alternative, but it's not as robust and lacks many features. If you are trying to get published and run an analysis with anything other than SPSS, the editorial board at the journal will ask you why.
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