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Types of Quantitative Research

Case Studies
Case Studies

Case studies using quantitative analysis contain elements of the empirical–analytical scientific approach. These are often considered as opposing the dominant qualitative approach of case study research.

Experiments
Experiments

Quantitative experiments all use a standard format, with a few minor inter-disciplinary differences, of generating a hypothesis to be proved or disproved. This hypothesis must be provable by mathematical and statistical means, and is the basis around which the whole experiment is designed.

Interviews
Interviews

In quantitative interviews, an interview schedule A document containing the list of questions and answer options that quantitative interviewers read to respondents. is used to guide the researcher as he or she poses questions and answer options to respondents.

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Observational Trials
Observational Trials

Quantitative studies include those using non-experimental, cross-sectional, or longitudinal designs. Should your study be based on a mixed-methods approach, please refer to the References below for guidelines in preparing your manuscript.

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Participant and non-Participant Observation
Participant and non-Participant Observation

Nonparticipant observation is a data collection method used extensively in case study research in which the researcher enters a social system to observe events, activities, and interactions with the aim of gaining a direct understanding of a phenomenon in its natural ...

Questionnaires
Questionnaires

Although survey research, by definition, implies the use of some form of questionnaire to be administered to a sample of respondents, the questionnaire is simply one instrument that can be employed in the study of a research problem. As such, it may or may not be the most suitable tool for the task at hand.

Studies Using the Delphi Method
Studies Using the Delphi Method

The Delphi method is a versatile research tool that researchers can employ at various points in their research. Use of the Delphi method for forecasting and issue identification/prioritization can be valuable in the early stages, particularly in selecting the topic and defining the research question(s).

Surveys
Surveys

Snap Survey Software is the ideal quantitative research tool where structured techniques; large numbers of respondents and descriptive findings are required. Take a look at the survey software features that will help you gather and analyze quantitative data.