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Chapter 10: Analysing Quantitative Data
Analysing Quantitative Data
Teaching Content for Session 10
Timing: 120 minutes + 30 minutes follow-up work.
In the last chapter we looked at some techniques for coding and analysing qualitative data. These were approaches which can be used with descriptive data, i.e. data in the form of words. Researchers also collect data in the form of numbers – quantitative data – so we need to have some basic understanding of how we might go about analysing numerical data. Some descriptive data can also be attributed a numerical score in order to facilitate quantitative analysis. The advantage of quantitative analysis is that statistical operations can be used to measure and analyse effects. This can be done with extremely large sets of data. One of the studies ...