What Strengths Does The Quantitative Approach Contain Inherently?

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What strengths does the quantitative approach contain inherently? What strengths does the qualitative approach contain inherently? I feel that the greatest strength of the quantitative approach is the degree of perceived reliability it provides (Pole, 2007, p.2). I have found that the majority of people suffer from some degree of math phobia or anxiety, therefore, they are hesitant to negatively critique quantitative approaches. I think that many people are of the mindset that if they don’t understand what is being presented it must be due to their limited statistical experiences. Unfortunately, these same individuals do not realize that just because the “numbers” are providing evidence, the data might only be telling part of the story or it could even be completely incorrect. Additional strengths of quantitative research include the ease of data collection, the ability to assess “cause-and-effect” relationships, and results are generally disconnected from researcher’s opinions ( Johnson & Onwuegbuzie, 2015, p. 19) In contrast, the greatest strength offered by qualitative research is a sense of identity. Often times this style is used to analyze the experiences of an individual or small group, so the evidence which is provided is more personal (Johnson & Onwuegbuzie, 2015, p. 20). As I engage with someone’s perspective in these reports I feel more inclined to decipher if the data collection process was appropriate, instead of if the data itself. Other strengths
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