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Friday, October 26, 2007

Research Methods

If a quantitative researcher were to study an apple, this person would do the following:
  1. Weigh the apple.
  2. Slice it into pieces.
  3. Compare apples to apples.
  4. Observe apples in many contexts.
  5. Study apples over time.
  6. Find the infinite correlates of apples.
  7. Log all of the differences between kinds of apples.
  8. Discover the effects of apples inside various ecosystems and inside animal's bodies.
  9. Learn what happens when apples are ignored.
  10. Take surverys of people who have had experiences with apples.

If a qualitative researcher were to study an apple, the researcher would eat the apple and tell you how it tasted.

2 comments:

jb said...

I'm allergic to apples. I guess I'll take the quantitative route.

preacherman said...

Great list.
I love apples.