How to... Run qualitative and quantitative research: From definitions through to analysis

Date: 01.08.2013
The How to... guides are currently unavailable.;Please email products@nfer.ac.uk to be contacted as soon as they become available again.;One of a series of Research in Schools "How to" guides, designed to help practitioners run research projects in education;Confused by research terminology? Not sure when best to use qualitative or quantitative methods? Unsure how to analyse the data correctly?;This simple, succinct, easy-to-read guide is packed full of research terminology which has been translated into understandable language and put into an educational context - ideal for those starting out on a research journey.;The guide explains why various characteristics of qualitative and quantitative research methods make them suitable for different situations - watch out for the pitfalls and choose the right methods for your research project! It helps you decide who should be involved in your research, how you should sample them and how you can avoid bias. It also helps you to organise your data, displaying it correctly and then developing the all-important conclusions.;A summary table showing the advantages, disadvantages and points to consider for each method of research, is a valuable reference tool.;Written by NFER researchers this guide will ensure your methods of research are based on professional guidance.

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