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What are the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods?
Answering "What are the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods?" v There are differences between the two research methods: Quantitative Research and Qualitative Research. Quantitative research uses deductive process as the study approach, investigates phenomena that lend themselves to precise measurement and quantification, often involving a rigorous and controlled design; it's more on objective and reductionist, most closely allied with the positivist tradition. Qualitative research, on the other hand, which is most often associated with naturalistic inquiry with inductive study approach, investigates phenomena through the collection of rich narrative materials using a flexible research design, broad, subjective and holistic. The researchers' expectations in quantitative research are to test and verify hypothesis and theories, and predict physical or human events; role of the person being studied is the subject, its behavior as a means to the end. While in qualitative data - researchers' expectations are to discover information, to describe human experiences, to develop concepts and theories, and to explain and interpret human behavior or events; person being studied is an active participant and its behavior is both means and end. In addition, Data being collected in qualitative research reflects the perceptions of persons being studied in form of "words" for individual interpretation, and is collected throughout the study through unstructured interviews and observations in settings natural to person being studied with no manipulation of the environment by the researcher. On the contrary, quantitative data is independent on perceptions of person being studied in form of "numbers" for statistical analysis, and is collected in designated time frame through structured interviews, questionnaires, observations, scales, or physiologic instruments with controlled environment and researchers manipulates the environment to control for variables. Lastly, quantitative findings are generalized, accept or reject theoretical propositions with numerical accounts of data that are highly reliable. While qualitative findings are unique, dynamic, understands phenomena and new theory with written descriptions of findings that are highly valid.
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Qualitative and quantitative data are both 2 important types of data. Qualitative data is data based on observation and description. An easy way to remember this, Qualitative …---> QUALity. Examples of qualitative data are when you record colors, smells, textures, etc... Quantitative data is based on numerical values. An easy way to remember this, Quantitative ---> QUANTity. An example of quantitative data are any type of numerical values.
Qualitative Analysis tells you what is in a sample; Quantitative Analysis is a detailed study of the quantities of each component is in the sample.
quantitative refers to "quantity" and can be quantified or measured. while qualitative referes to "quality" and cannot be quanitifed. When u say X product "passes" a test that… is qualitative data, while when u say the amount of X present is "10mg/ml" that is quantitative data.
quantitative data can be measured, such as lenght, weight, and volume qualitative is data colected using the five senses such as, color, taste, and smell
Quantitative is to do with numbers and counting, e.g. 5%, 10%, 15%. Qualitative is to do with descriptive qualities, e.g. Blue Eyes,Hazel Eyes, bigger, smaller, first, last, e…tc..
here's a website with a side by side comparison each arguing its case: http://wilderdom.com/research/QualitativeVersusQuantitativeResearch.html and basically quantitat…ive research is the empirical data (times/dates/data) everything that can be scientifically measured or recorded. qualitative on the other hand is more about your personal observations during the research. an example would be difference in colour between a couple patches of ground pr texture of a item. more to deal with the five senses.
Answer . Qualitative. Here's one website that may help:. http://www.staff.vu.edu.au/syed/alrnnv/papers/bev.html
They both require you to research in order to find out the information that you want. You can use primary and secondary sources for both.
They are both very good forms of research the main difference is the method in which the research is carried. In quantitative research there are more statistics involved. Ever…ything is more mathematical in a sense, you're focused on the quantity. In qualitative research there is a focused on the quality of the work the questioning as to why things happen.
Qualitative: Description with your own point of view: Description with numbers, exact. ex: the table is blue; that would be qualitative data, because another person mite disa…gree and say it was red. all though if i measured the table and said it was 42cm, that would be quantitative, because im using numbers and its an exact measurement.
Quantitative is based on measurements and numbers :)
The appended link outlines the several differences. In brief: Qualitative data is produced by answering "soft" questions like: * Was it expensive, * Were you …really tired, * Did everyone have a good time, * Do you like Heavy Metal bands. Qualitative research would then be determing what people "like", how they "feel", are they "happy" Quantitative data and research poses "definite" or "hard"questions like: * How many grams of sugar did you use, * On a scale of 1 to 10 how much pain are you in * What colour was the solution, * What was the increase in vapour pressure. Quantitative research would then be determining the average weight of teenagers, the cost of new cars in Calgary, or the miles walked by 40 year old postmen on December 12th
Both have a concern to find the best data about a situation or group, even if that data is different, something i call the 'thirt for knowledge' similarity.
The former deals with quantity, and the latter deals with quality. For example, suppose you have a dozen poor-quality apples and your brother has two high-quality apples. A qu…antitative view would say that you were better off than he, and a qualitative view would say that he was better off than you.
This questions references the two primary approaches to academic methodology. Qualitative research is highly descriptive, whereas quantitative methods rely on statistics, …measurements, and mathematical calculations.
Qualitative research is done as an exploratory measure. When someone wants to know more about a problem, such as who is effected or what needs to be learned/measured, they… do qualitative research.Quantitative research is done once the problem and the questions have been better established. Quantitative research relies heavily on numbers and other measurable data in order to uncover existing patterns.
Quantitative looks at data with a numeric value (quantity) so a statistic can be determined (37% does not like the flavour. 72% prefer bottle shape B). Usually conducted with …a questionnaire with set values from which an option can be chosen (a, b or c). Qualitative looks at motivation, feelings and perceptions - (why do you not like the flavour? why do you prefer this bottle shape, to that one) Data is usually gathered from focus groups or interviews, structured around open ended questions (not leading a person to respond in a certain way) and questions can adapt according to the answers received.