What is Quantitative Research in Sociology? - Definition, Methods & Examples


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Which of the following types of quantitative research requires there to be a control group and an experimental group?

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1. Which types of quantitative research designs or methods can be used in the field of sociology?

2. Which of the following is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Research is an important aspect in understanding how people interact within societies. There are many methods by which a sociologist might gather data in quantitative research. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of these methods. You'll be tested through multiple choice questions on various methods of quantitative research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following aspects of quantitative research methods:

  • Difference between quantitative and qualitative research
  • Types of research methods useful in the field of sociology
  • The use of pre/post design in sociology

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow students to test their knowledge using the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of quantitative research
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as quantitative and qualitative research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of research methods
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of quantitative research methods in sociology

Additional Learning

To learn more about how quantitative methods help sociologists better understand societies, review the accompanying lesson, What is Quantitative Research in Sociology? - Definition, Methods & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discussing the difference between quantitative and qualitative research
  • Defining the various quantitative research methods
  • Examining examples of quantitative research methods