Is quantitative data more important than qualitative data? Why or why not?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 12:25 am ad1c9bdddf
I would not be able to say that one is more 'important' then the other. It is because both provide different types of information to the researcher. I will elaborate.
Quantitative data is collected when you are doing a large study with many people. The data is numerical in nature. It provides a researcher with data on a specific situation. It is often collected via mass surveys (either online or paper and pen questionnaires). It gives the researcher and overview of a situation from a ...
Discusses the benefits of both quantitative and qualitative data.