Answered By: Jeremy McGinniss
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2022     Views: 1534

Quantitative research can be measured. Those kind of articles will contain statistical/mathematical formulas that show the numerical methods used to obtain the results of the study.

Qualitative research cannot be measured, but can only be observed, so the results of those kind of studies will be from direct or indirect observation, and the articles usually won’t contain numerical formulas.

To find articles describing qualitative or quantitative studies, try adding the word qualitative or quantitative to your search using the subject terms field. 

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