QUANTITATIVE

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QUANTITATIVE
1 HISTORY
1.1 originally inspired by natural sciences in the 19th century
1.2 was called 'scientific method' when firstly used in Social Sciences
2 CHARACTERISTICS
2.1 using numbers
2.2 categories and values need to be done before doing the research
2.3 variables rather than cases
2.4 statistics
2.5 standard procedures to assess objective reality
2.6 generalizable
3 STRENGTHS
3.1 precise measurement
3.2 reliable data
3.3 generalizable to other contexts
4 WEAKNESSES
4.1 can't do justice to the subjective variety of individuals
4.2 not very sensitive in covering reasons
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