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Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

Quantitative research "uses deductive logic to arrive at conclusions; develops theories and/or hypotheses, then gathers and analyzes data to seek support for them [and] focuses on events that occurred and can be verified" (13)

Qualitative research"uses inductive logic; data are collected and analyzed before theories and/or hypotheses are developed. Focus is on how individuals experienced or perceived events" (13)