A wide range of research methods are used within academia. These methods vary by the sources of information that are used, how that information is sampled, and the types of instruments that are used in data collection.
Methods also vary by whether they collect qualitative data, quantitative data or both.
A good video showing the differences between the two research methods and it provides realistic examples of both methods that stundents can relate to.
Quantitative research is about asking people for their opinions in a structured way so that you can produce hard facts and statistics to guide you.
Quantitative surveys deal with identifying quantity. How many times do you? How much does this weigh? How often do you? A quantitative survey is best used when there are no opinions only facts involved.
When to use an experiment:
A case study: