Question: Do you feel that a qualitative study is easier to write than a quantitative study? Why or why not?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 9:24 am ad1c9bdddf
The purpose of a study is to reach conclusions based on results of various research methods. The type of research could be qualitative, quantitative or a mixture of both. The difference in qualitative and quantitative is one of focus.
The earlier and possibly simpler method was quantitative because it could demonstrate data with numbers and statistical methods. It is a more specific method to test a hypothesis. The role of the researcher is to observe and measure data with objectivity as a ...
This 252 word solution discusses the general differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods and the presentation of the results of data gathering.
Doctoral level questions relates to research, reporting findings, procedures and outcomes, validity and reliability, etc.
What are important considerations in determining an appropriate data analysis approach?
What elements should a researcher include in reporting study procedures and outcomes?
How do these elements differ when reporting qualitative versus quantitative research findings?
What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative studies, with regards to the use of the terms validity and reliability?