I'm wondering if it is possible to use both qualitative AND quantitative methods to generate theory? ie. In the initial stage of the study, the researcher would use qualitative methods and based on the results, the researcher would then use quantitative methods to collect more data and THEN generate theory based on both the qualitative and quantitative data collected?
I would especially be interested in techniques to analyzing quantitative data to generate them into theory.
Any advise, suggestions, or any discussions regarding the above would be welcome!