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Quantitative methods


In this step, you will hear from lead educator, Professor Hannah Kuper, about quantitative methods in disability research. In contrast to qualitative methods, which you learnt about in the last step, quantitative methods are used to gather numeric data.

In this video, Professor Kuper describes the types of data collection methods that can be used in quantitative research. This includes cross sectional studies, case control studies, and randomised controlled trials. Later in the course, you will hear from Dr Morgon Banks about how this type of data can be analysed. A summary of the types of research methods that can be used in disability research (both qualitative and quantitative) is provided in Step 1.11.

We would love to hear your thoughts on this video. How do quantitative and qualitative research methods differ?

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