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What is Quantitative ?
These experiment are sometimes referred to as true
science and statistical means to measure results
Quantitative experients all use a standard format,
with a few minor inter-diciplinary differences, of
generating a hypothesis to be proved or disproved.
This hypothesis must be provableby mathematical
and statistical mean and is the basis around which
the whole experiment is design
Kinds of Qualitative
Experimental research
Correlational research
Advantages of Quantitative
Quantitative research design is an excellent way of
finalizing result and proving or disproving hypothesis.
Quantitative experiments also filter out external
factor, if properly designed, and so the result gained
can be seen as real and unbiased.
Quantitative experiments are useful for testing the
result gained by a series of qualitative experiments,
leading to a final answer and narrowing down of
possible directions for follow up research to take.
Disadvantages of Quantitative
Quantitative experiments can be difficult and
expensive and require a lot of time to perform.
Quantitative studies usually require extensive
statistical analysis, which can be difficult, due to
most scientiest not being statisticans.
The differences between Quantitative and
No Quantitative Qualitative
1 Lower member of respondents Higher number of respondents
2 Open-ended questions and probing yield
detailed information that illuminates
nuances and highlights diversity
Specific questions obtain predetermined responses
to standardized questions
3 Data collection techniques vary Relies on survey as the main method of data
4 Control group not required Control or comparison groups required to determine
program impact
5 More focused geographically More dispresed geographically
6 More varied techniques in data analysis Relies on standardized data analysis
7 More suitable when time and resources are
Relies on more extensive interviewing
8 Empowering and participatory Not empowering
9 Sampling depends on what needs to be
Sampling focus is no probability and
10 Provides information on the application of
the program in a spesific context to a
spesific population
More likely provides information on the board
application of the program
11 Generates hypotheses Tests hypotheses