What is a quantitative research concept map?
Advantages and disadvantages of quantitative research
- Anonymous research. The anonymity of respondents is an excellent benefit in research. Participants will be more comfortable and are likely to share an honest response as they become confident that their feedback will not be revealed.
- Straightforward analysis. As you gather quantitative data, the results will help you determine what statistical methods are appropriate to utilize. It makes interpreting data and presenting findings easier and lessens the probability of subjectivity and error.
- False focus on statistical data. When focusing entirely on numbers, you may risk missing big-picture and surprising information that can benefit the overall research process and result.
- It can be misleading. People might think that since quantitative research is based on statistical data, they are more credible than qualitative research. Biases and opinions of researchers are just probably to impact quantitative methods of information gathering.
Quantitative vs. qualitative research
Since quantitative research involves statistical data, it generally assumes a measurable and fixed reality.
The concept of qualitative research revolves around the recognition of human behavior from an informant's perspective.
All data for this research are gathered by measuring things.
Researchers gather data through interviews and participant observations.
Once all the data are collected, they are analyzed by using statistical references and numerical comparisons. And the findings are organized using statistical analysis.
The data are organized based on themes from informants' descriptions. They are then reported in the informants' language.
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