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Di erences Between SEARCH …

Qualitative and
Quantitative Research
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Here are almost all the di erences between Qualitative and


Quantitative research:
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                             Qualitative                           Quantitative
December 2018
Research Research
Qualitative research is the Quantitative research is the November 2018
research where researcher research where researcher
relies on the views of the decides what to do and what September 2018

participants not to August 2018

It is conducted to explore the It is conducted to explain or July 2018


situation and nd out any new prove the theories
concepts, theories or May 2018
phenomena April 2018

Common research objective is Common research objective is March 2018


to explore and gain to describe, explain and
understanding of the problems quantify the problem February 2018

or reasons January 2018


Research questions include Research questions include December 2017
‘How’ and ‘Why’ ‘What’ and ‘When’
November 2017
Scienti c method of research is Scienti c method of research is
Exploratory Con rmatory October 2017

September 2017
i.e. bottom-up, where new i.e. top-down, where the
hypothesis or theories are researcher will test hypothesis July 2017
generated from the collected from the collected data
June 2017
data
May 2017

It follows Inductive reasoning It follows Deductive reasoning


method (looking for method ( tting data in CATEGORIES
emergence of any theory) theories)
Ageing and Health
i.e. Starts from Observation, i.e. Starts from the Theory,
Environment and Climate
then we nd out the Pattern, from which we form
Change
make the Tentative hypothesis Hypothesis, make the
and nally form the Theory Observation and nally con rm Epidemiology
our Hypothesis
Ergonomics

Data collected are more in Data collected are more in Family Health

words and images numbers and statistics Global Health

Data collection methods are Data collection methods are Health Economics
mainly In-depth Interviews mainly structured interviews,
Health Programs and Policies
(IDI), Focus Group Discussion surveys, statistical records
(FGD), observation and Health Promotion and Education
document reviews
Mental Health
There are multiple ways of There are speci c/certain ways
Nutrition
reaching from point A (start) to of reaching from point A (start)
Public Health Entrepreneurship
point B (end) to point B (end)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Sampling is mostly ‘non- Sampling is mostly ‘random
(SRH)
random sampling’ sampling’
Sociology
It gives more information of It gives limited information of
limited cases more cases Uncategorized

It is considered to have wide It is considered to have narrow why is responsible parenthood


angle range angle lens needed?

It can have methodological  It cannot have methodological


innovations innovations META

Study of the whole subject is Only speci c variables are


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Data collection is less Data collection is more
structured structured Comments RSS

Sample size is not an Sample size is an important WordPress.org


important issue issue

The Inquiry is process oriented Inquiry is result oriented

No statistical tests required Statistical tests are necessary


to prove the hypothesis

Hypothesis is generated here Hypothesis is tested here

Findings are less generalizable Findings are more


generalizable

Results are very descriptive Results are quite speci c

Report of qualitative Report of quantitative


researches are narrative researches are more statistical
including direct quotation of showing the relationship
the participants between the variables

Challenges in analyzing data: Challenges in analyzing data:

·  Small sample size · Good statistical analysis


required
·  Large volume of data
· More sample size required to
·  Researchers bias generalize or the analysis will
be of less importance
·  Creative process
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qualitative-and-quantitative-research/

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qualitative-and-quantitative-research/

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and-quantitative-research/

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a-qualitative-and-quantitative-survey/

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Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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(pp. 7-8). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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