QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS

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QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS

The two designs refer to research methods applied especially in the field of social research. There has been a lot of debate on the relative advantages between the two designs among researchers almost more than on any other issue of methodology.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS

The quantitative research design encompasses methods which focus on numbers, that is, quantities. The data collected in this design is usually in numbers which are then analyzed using statistical and mechanical methods. This design is highly associated with the field of science such as in practical done in a laboratory. On the other hand, qualitative design normally uses words to explain wider concepts that cannot be captured mathematically such as beliefs, feelings and intentions.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS

The data collected in this design may be in form of words, field notes and transcripts. The data in this design cannot be understood mathematically (Timmons, 2005). This article is an attempt to pinpoint what may be regarded as stark differences and importance of each method.