Chapter 4: Quantitative and Qualitative

Chapter 5: Experimental Research Design

Read Chapter 4 & 5 Phase 1 of Paper is due Saturday 10/2/21 @ 2359

Please Upload a Research Article – Article Bonus of 1 point

Upload a research article, please identify if the article is quantitative or qualitative. (See below).

Hello Class, 

There are no formal discussions required for this week. However, I am requesting that everyone locate a scholarly article based on one of the following topics:

  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Research Design
  • Literature Review

Upload the article and briefly inform the Class what the article is about. No formal discussions are required.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. Have a great week ahead. 

Your chapter readings for this week include both four and five. These chapters will cover Quantitative and Qualitative research, additionally, you will read on Literature Review/Experimental Research Design. 

I am going to ask the class to share various articles on research (topics include: quantitative research, qualitative research, literature review, experimental research design). Please upload it to the discussion board (There are no formal discussions noted for this week – Just upload an article on the topics mention to share with your class). Just let us know what the article is about. This will help your colleagues gain an understanding of our process as we go into Phase One of our research course. 

Please follow the instructions for Phase one that is due on Saturday. Please refer to your announcements and/or course syllabus. I wish everyone a wonderful week ahead. The grading rubric for Phase one is listed below. 

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you for wrapping up another great week here in class. This past week your reading assignments have covered Quantitative and Qualitative analysis. So, if I were to ask you what the difference, you would be able to provide me with an answer is?

Let’s review their differences below:

Qualitative Vs. Quantitative Research: Difference between them with examples & methods

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research

Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research is primarily exploratory research. It is used to gain an understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations. It provides insights into the problem or helps to develop ideas or hypotheses for potential quantitative research. Qualitative Research is also used to uncover trends in thought and opinions and dive deeper into the problem. Qualitative data collection methods vary using unstructured or semi-structured techniques. Some conventional techniques include focus groups (group discussions), individual interviews, and participation/observations. The sample size is typically small, and respondents are selected to fulfill a given quota.

Quantitative Research

Quantitative Research is used to quantify the problem by way of generating numerical data or data that can be transformed into useful statistics. It is used to quantify attitudes, opinions, behaviors, and other defined variables – and generalize results from a larger sample population. Quantitative Research uses measurable data to formulate facts and uncover patterns in research. Quantitative data collection methods are much more structured than Qualitative data collection methods. Quantitative data collection methods include various forms of surveys – online surveys, paper surveys, mobile surveys and kiosk surveys, face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews, longitudinal studies, website interceptors, online polls, and systematic observations.

*** Many people, because of a fear of numbers, tend to gravitate towards qualitative research instead of quantitative. Both research methodologies have their advantages and disadvantages.

What is experimental research?

Experimental Research – is any research conducted with a scientific approach, where a set of variables are kept constant while the other set of variables are being measured as the subject of the experiment. Experimental research is one of the founding quantitative research methods.

Before moving on, please take a moment to review this link to ensure that you have an understanding regarding what types of research are needed and why for your problem that you will address in your papers.

 If you have any questions, please reach out to me. 

Thank you,

Dr. Crevecoeur