Quantitative Method

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There are several advantages and disadvantages over this quantitative method. Initially, the closed questions are used for questionnaire because these answers are involved with required and ranking responses, which is convenient to use statistical technology to analyse the results (Gorard, 2003, p.56). So, one of the most advantages is that questionnaire is designed structurally, the data collected is unambiguous and objective. Moreover, the questionnaire could be used in a large number of sample without considering its limitations of the scale (Bryman, 2012, p.37). Furthermore, the time will be saved compared with interview method (Bryman, 2012, p.38). Last but not least, it is not necessary to consider its disclosure of information since questionnaire could be anonymous (Curry, Nembhard and …show more content…
However, if the questionnaire could not be designed appropriately, the question in it will lead to misunderstanding. So, there is only one chance to change some questions before handing out questionnaire. Accordingly, it also causes another problem the researcher is not able to explore the detailed and potential information but only based on the questions in the questionnaire. In general, the method is inclined to combine with qualitative method like interview because it is beneficial to collect more accurate and comprehensive data (Greener, 2011, p.8).
As a result, more papers are prone to adopt a combining quantitative and qualitative method through data collection and content comparative analysis. A mixed method is also called triangulation. A successful triangulation as a useful approach will take full advantage of the superiority of quantitative and qualitative method to obtain reliable and real data (Alston and bowles, 2003, p.64). For example, observation and interview can be combined to

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