When should exploratory research be used?

When should exploratory research be used?

Exploratory research is used when the topic or issue is new and when data is difficult to collect. Exploratory research is flexible and can address research questions of all types (what, why, how). Exploratory research is often used to generate formal hypotheses.

How can you tell if research is quantitative or qualitative?

There exists a fundamental distinction between two types of data: Quantitative data is information about quantities, and therefore numbers, and qualitative data is descriptive, and regards phenomenon which can be observed but not measured, such as language.

Is Likert scale qualitative or quantitative?

Rating scales do not produce qualitative data, irrespective of what the end-point labels may be. Data from Likert scales and continuous (e.g. 1-10) rating scales are quantitative. These scales assume equal intervals between points.

Is GPA qualitative or quantitative?

General rule of thumb: if you can add it, it’s quantitative. For example, a G.P.A. of 3.3 and a G.P.A. of 4.0 can be added together (3.3 + 4.0 = 7.3), so that means it’s quantitative.

Is marital status qualitative or quantitative?

A quantitative variable is a variable that takes numeric values, and it makes sense to say, for example, that one value is larger than another. For example, Alex’s qualitative variables include his gender, ethnicity, marital status, and college.

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