Week 6 – Discussion
Qualitative and Quantitative Comparison
As we have learned throughout this course, quantitative techniques focus on breadth and generalizability, while qualitative techniques focus on depth and targeting specific and sometimes limited populations.
Using the articles you found throughout this course, compare and contrast the overall Methods section format of quantitative studies versus qualitative studies in general.
- How is the write-up of qualitative studies the same or different from the write-up of quantitative studies with respect to the data collection and data analyses sections?
- How are the write-ups the same or different with respect to the participant selection sections?
- Be sure to support your discussion with specific examples.
- Which style do you find yourself drawn to most and why?
Your post should be at least 300 words.