quantitative research

(noun) “The systematic scientific investigation of quantitative properties and phenomena and their relationships, using statistical methods” (Wiktionary n.d.)

Example: surveys

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: quantitative researches
  • Quantitative research is compared and contrasted to qualitative research.
  • Quantitative research is often viewed as reductionistic whereas qualitative is view as holistic. However, quantitative and qualitative research are complementary not contradictory.
  • Variant form: quantititive
  • Also called:
    • quantitative analysis
    • quantitative data analysis
    • quantitative method
    • quantitative research method
    • quantitative sociology
  • Researchers (adverb) quantitatively study a topic’s (noun) quantitativeness to determine the appropriate research method.

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