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FTHP 110: Health and Wellness Concepts

Resources for first year Fitness and Health Promotion students

What's the difference?

QUANTITATIVE DATA is: QUALITATIVE DATA is:
Measurable Non-measurable
Numeric Descriptive
Analyzed with statistics Analyzed with coding

 

How do I know which method a researcher used?

Keywords in the article Abstract and Methods will give you some clues...

QUANTITATIVE keywords QUALITATIVE keywords
Survey Focus group
Questionnaire Field study

Sampling

Interview
Time series Narrative

Did you find an article that has both quantitative and qualitative keywords? This is called Mixed Methods and is a common way for researchers to collect data that is both rich in measured values and descriptive characteristics. 

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