Guide To Quantitative Research Methods

Many students are unfamiliar with quantitative research methodologies, as you can see through internet forums and research websites. Furthermore, many are even ignorant of how quantitative research collects data. Let’s first explore what the quantitative research approach entails.

Quantitative research is the process of gathering and analyzing numerical data. It may identify trends and averages, formulate hypotheses, examine causal relationships, and extrapolate findings to bigger populations.

Methods for collecting qualitative and quantitative data are very different. Non-numerical data is gathered and examined in the case of qualitative data.

Quantitative Research Methods

We shall discuss quantitative data-collecting research techniques in this part. Large sample size is frequently necessary for quantitative research methodologies. This is so that the results of your study will apply to a larger group.

Data gathering techniques used in quantitative research include some of the following:

  • Experiments
  • Systematic observations
  • In-person interviews
  • Polls
  • Long-term research
  • Telephone consultations
  • Paper, kiosk, mobile, and questionnaire surveys

The replies of your participants may vary depending on the methodology used to obtain the quantitative data. For instance, participants in an experiment are unlikely to choose the same course of action as they would in a social situation. Participants may respond differently to any of these quantitative research methods because their responses to stimuli depend on the situation.