This guide provides general information about quantitative research and links to major sources of national, state, local, and international statistical data available at LeTourneau University and on the Internet.
Quantitative research methods emphasize objective measurements and the analysis of data collected through polls, questionnaires, and surveys, or by manipulating pre-existing statistical data using . Quantitative research focuses on gathering numerical data and generalizing it across groups of people or to explain a particular phenomenon. The final written report has a set structure consisting of introduction, literature and theory, methods, results, and discussion.
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