Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
There are generally two kinds of research: qualitative and quantitative. For any research project the researcher needs to be clear about which type of research will provide the information required. The role of qualitative research is to tell you why; quantitative research tells you how many. The methods are quite different.
Definition of Quantitative research?
"There's no such thing as qualitative data. Everything is either 1 or 0"- Fred Kerlinger
Different researchers and educators have given different definitions to “quantitative research.” Below are a few of them:
Quantitative research refers to the numerical representation and manipulation of observations for the purpose …show more content…
Casual-comparative educational research attempts to identify a causative relationship between an independent variable and a dependent variable," according to Professor John Wassen of Minnesota State University. It establishes the cause-effect relationship among variables, compares the relationship, but the cause is not manipulated, such as "age." These types of design are very similar to true experiments, but with some key differences. An independent variable is identified but not