Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research
Choosing between qualitative and quantitative research is not always an easy task. There are some variables and phenomena that seem like they may be measurable numerically, but that really should be described qualitatively before trying to create valid constructs. The sources below should help you choose whether qualitative or quantitative research is right for you. Note that qualitative research is often used in nursing and medicine as well, and you may see sources that talk about it in those domains; generally, the concepts are relatively transferable.
- Quantitative and Qualitative Research: A View for Clarity , from Catherine Castellan of Loyola University Maryland
- Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Research: Is There A Paradigmatic Difference Between Them?, from Katrin Niglas of Tallinn Pedagogical University
- Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research, from Burke Johnson of the University of South Alabama
- Qualitative versus Quantitative Research, from Xavier University
- Nursing Research/Theory — Quantitative vs. Qualitative
- Nursing Resources: Qualitative vs. Quantitative, from the University of Wisconsin
- Quantitative and Qualitative Research, from Explorable
- Quantitative Vs. Qualitative Research – When to Use Which, from SurveyGizmo
- Qualitative and Quantitative Research: Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Research, from Atlasti
- Qualitative and Quantitative Research, from the British Library
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