Doing mixed methods - Should I have both a hypothesis and a research question?

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I'm doing mixed methods for my dissertation which I've never done before and I'm wondering if I'm supposed to have both research questions and hypotheses or just one or the other? My supervisor is on leave until the date my research proposal is due in so I can't ask her and I've tried searching but can't seem to find the answer
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I'm doing mixed methods for my dissertation which I've never done before and I'm wondering if I'm supposed to have both research questions and hypotheses or just one or the other? My supervisor is on leave until the date my research proposal is due in so I can't ask her and I've tried searching but can't seem to find the answer
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I'm doing mixed methods for my dissertation which I've never done before and I'm wondering if I'm supposed to have both research questions and hypotheses or just one or the other? My supervisor is on leave until the date my research proposal is due in so I can't ask her and I've tried searching but can't seem to find the answer
having a research question by itself is just enough, whenever you include both hypothesis and research question in one research, the research methodology tends to automatically be vague and incorrect. the hypothesis/ research question should guide you in the research
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having a research question by itself is just enough, whenever you include both hypothesis and research question in one research, the research methodology tends to automatically be vague and incorrect. the hypothesis/ research question should guide you in the research
Hey thanks for responding!
So you're saying it's not a good idea to do both, is that right? Because when a hypotheses is for quants and a research question is for quals, I thought if I didn't have one for both considering I'm doing mixed methods am I not just ignoring part of the research?
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