An Overview of Qualitative Research


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Qualitative research involves looking at _____ data.

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1. Anna wants an in-depth understanding of how people feel when they are faced with their greatest fear. She would like to interview a small number of people and look for patterns in their responses. Which of the following types of research would be best for Anna's desired study?

2. Neisha wants to study how people feel after watching the newest animated movie. She asks each person coming out of the theater to fill out a survey rating different emotions on a scale of 1 to 3. Which of the following best describes the type of research that Neisha is conducting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Qualitative research is just one form of research in psychology, along with quantitative. This quiz tests how well you understand qualitative research, what it involves and its advantages and disadvantages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you can assess how well you understand:

  • Data looked at in qualitative research
  • The amount of subjects involved in qualitative research
  • Data looked at in quantitative research
  • Advantages of qualitative research
  • Disadvantages of qualitative research

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the lesson on qualitative research in psychology
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast qualitative research and quantitative research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've acquired about research methods
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained to answer questions on the benefits and limitations of qualitative research

Additional Learning

More on the subject of qualitative research can be found in the quiz's accompanying lesson, An Overview of Qualitative Research. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define qualitative research
  • Compare qualitative and quantitative research
  • Explore the pros and cons of qualitative research