Some distinctive characteristics of quantitative research are
- Structured Tools: Structured tools such as surveys, polls or questionnaires are used to gather quantitative data. Using such structure methods helps in collecting in-depth and actionable data from the survey respondents.
- Sample Size: Quantitative research is conducted on a significant sample size that represents the target area. Appropriate sampling methods have to be used while collecting the sample so as to fortify the research objective.
- Close-Ended Questions: Close-ended questions are formulated in accordance with the objective of the research. These questions helps in collecting quantitative data and hence are extensively used in quantitative research.
- Prior Studies: Various factors related to the research topic are studied before collecting feedback from respondents.
- Quantitative Data: Usually, quantitative data is represented by tables, charts. graphs or any other non-numerical form. This makes it easy to understand the data that has been collected as well as proves the validity of the research.
- Generalisation of Results: Results of this research method can be generalised to an entire population to take appropriate actions for improvement.