Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research

PSYCH/610 Version 2

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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research

Use the table below to answer the following:

· Define and distinguish between qualitative and quantitative research.

· Provide examples of qualitative and quantitative research.

· Imagine that you are a researcher interested in identifying the components of ‘giftedness’ in pre-teen children. What quantitative methods might you use to help you better understand the experience of giftedness? What qualitative methods might you use?

· What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach?

Definition Examples Examples of methods to study ‘giftedness’ Advantages Disadvantages
Quantitative

Research

Qualitative

Research

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