Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research


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_____ is based on numerical data that can be analyzed using statistics.

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1. _____ is based on data that cannot be measured or counted but can be collected and interpreted through observation.

2. The U.S. Census is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the two basic methods researchers use: quantitative research and qualitative research. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of a disadvantage of quantitative research and what is true about qualitative research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Research based on numerical data that can be analyzed using statistics
  • Type of research that cannot be measured but is interpreted through observation
  • What the U.S. Census exemplifies
  • What is true of qualitative research

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the disadvantages of using quantitative research
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about qualitative research

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to research, read through the brief lesson Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the importance of research
  • Understand quantitative research and the advantages/disadvantages of using this approach
  • Learn about qualitative research and the pros and cons to this research