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Analysis of the similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative research

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2023.050115 | Downloads: 326 | Views: 1973

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Zan Song 1

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1 The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 8QQ, UK

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Zan Song

ABSTRACT

Qualitative research and quantitative research are two of the most important and common research methods in social science disciplines, with certain differences in their origins, cores and scope of application. This paper further discusses the differences between qualitative research and quantitative research in the process of their development by analysing their philosophical origins and kernel, and finally explains how qualitative research and quantitative research are used, trying to clarify the advantages and disadvantages of both from various perspectives and how they should be better differentiated and applied in social science research in order to achieve better research results.

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Qualitative research, Quantitative research, Philosophical Origins, Scope of application

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Zan Song, Analysis of the similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative research. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2023) Vol. 5: 102-105. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/jsoce.2023.050115.

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