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1

What measures does qualitative research identify?

Nature
Quality
- this can be of something happening without intervention, the quality of an intervention, or the reasoning behind a lack of engagement with an intervention (e.g. non-compliance)

2

What measures does quantitative research identify?

Magnitude
Occurrence
Association

3

What questions does qualitative research ask?

Who?
What?
When?
Why?
How?

4

What questions does quantitative research ask?

How much?
- and then the magnitude and association e.g. prevalence/incidence of a disease and a relationship/association with other factors

5

Does qualitative/quantitative research always start with a hypothesis/a priori assumption?

Quantitative usually does - answerable research question + hypothesis

Qualitative usually doesn't - open question which enables exploration of what's going on, sometimes have a hypothesis, when appropriate

6

What is a good example of a qualitative research method?

Unstructured interviews which generate qualitative data through the use of open questions
- allows respondent to talk in some depth, choosing their own words

7

Is qualitative research only limited to words? What can it be?

No it isn't
- can be photos, videos, sound recordings, social media content and so on
- all can be considered and analysed as qualitative data

8

What are 4 quantitative research techniques?

Surveys or questionnaires
Observation or counting
Document screening/extraction
Experiments

9

What are 6 qualitative research techniques?

Free text surveys
Interviews
Focus groups
Observations
Document analysis
Oral history or life stories