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Taking the Quantitative Methodological Trail

Taking the Quantitative Methodological Trail

This chapter focuses on quantitative methodological pathways, introducing the reader to quantitative research approaches. The chapter discusses how quantitative approaches are relevant for research projects, and takes a few methods and provides some in-depth insight into what type of data they generate. This chapter also focuses on the management and analysis of quantitative data. Some of the different approaches to data analysis are outlined, giving an overview of commonly used statistical procedures. Key terminology is also introduced to help develop a basic understanding, thereby enabling the researcher to read more widely and selectively on the method of analysis most appropriate for a particular research project. The chapter concludes with a section about mixed methods approaches. Also, we read Amy's ...

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