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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH ANALYSIS? ILLUSTRATE WITH SUITABLE EXAMPLES

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GCSE Sociology

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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH ANALYSIS? ILLUSTRATE WITH SUITABLE EXAMPLES

Every sociologist before starting to do a research has first to decide what methodological research is most suitable. That is they have do decide if they are going to adopt a qualitative (Interpretive Social Science) or quantitative (Positivism) research process (writing science). Research process is described as writing science, were one is going to see what he is going to observe and then see how this problem can be solved. Here variables play an important part, were first collection of data takes place and then construction of theory.

Questioners are a quantitative research process. Emile Durkheim is one of the leading sociologists who used this type of research method. Infact he done a famous research on suicide and wrote a book regarding this aspect. In addition, Ronald G. Sultana made use of questioners in his study of child labour practices in the Maltese Islands. There are various advantages of questioners. These are made up of a large number of data from many people in a relatively short time. Since data is obtained from, a large number of people generalising

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