Measuring up the methodological considerations of quantitative research
Editor Liz Halcomb highlights the areas of discussion and debate in quantitative methods of research and introduces four Nurse Researcher articles relating to the subject available both online and in print
Unlike qualitative research that relies on participants’ voices, narrative data and people’s experiences, quantitative research uses statistical techniques to undertake empirical investigations of phenomena. Quantitative research can be broadly classified into experimental and non-experimental research.
Nurse Researcher. 26, 3, 6-7. doi: 10.7748/nr.26.3.6.s2