4/4 Quiz and conclusions
Do you know the difference between qualitative and quantitative data analysis?
Look at the following descriptions and try to identify which relates to quantitative data and which to qualitative data:
Suggested scenarios – picture the scene
Scenario 1: Most public libraries now offer computer facilities and training. You are interested in finding out how these facilities are being used and what people think of them.
You have conducted some interviews and focus groups and now you are ready to do something with the responses. For this scenario the data you have collected is mainly qualitative, so have a look at the Qualitative section to see what to do next…..
Scenario 2: Most students will use the Internet to find information for themselves or for coursework. You're interested in finding out if students get the information they need quicker if they've had some training on how to search.
So, you've handed out a questionnaire and now you're ready to do something with the responses you've had back. For this scenario the data you have collected is mainly quantitative, so have a look at the Quantitative section to see what to do next...