Learning Objectives

6-1 Describe the basic characteristics of quantitative research.

6-2 Paraphrase some of the differences between the characteristics of quantitative research and qualitative research.

6-3 Summarize the differences between experimental and non-experimental research.

6-4 Illustrate the basic features of the selected approaches to quantitative research, including: experimental, single-subject, correlational, causal-comparative, secondary data analysis, and survey.

6-5 Explain the various ways in which a selected quantitative research study can be conducted.