Advanced Nursing Inquiry And Evidence Based Practice
Discuss the differences and similarities between quantitative, qualitative and mix methods research studies.
Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies are three different approaches to conducting research. Each approach has its own strengths and weaknesses, and the best approach for a particular study will depend on the research question(s) being asked.
Quantitative research is a type of research that collects and analyzes numerical data. The goal of quantitative research is to quantify relationships between variables and to make generalizations about a population. Quantitative research methods include surveys, experiments, and observational studies.