To retrieve quantitative or qualitative articles, add the term qualitative or qualitative research or qualitative studies; quantitative or quantitative research or quantitative studies to your key word/concept search string.
For example: attrition and college freshman and qualitative research
parental involvement and k-12 and quantitative studies
first generation college students and quantitative
Next: Click on the title of the article to view the full abstract. The abstract will usually include whether the article is qualitative or quantitative or both.
Quantitative: In the social sciences, quantitative research refers to the systematic empirical investigation of social phenomena via statistical, mathematical or computational techniques.
Qualitative: Qualitative research is about exploring issues, understanding phenomena, and answering questions.
Data: Refers to summary information presented numerically in graphs, charts, or tables and the underlying survey results; Can be thought of as the information collected during a study. Data are the results of measuring variables. Data can be qualitative (e.g. eye color) or quantitative (e.g. annual income).
The following e-books are representative of the library's materials on research methods and related topics. Search the library catalog version of Scholar OneSearch to locate additional print and e-books on research.