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quantitative study

— A study based on analyses of numerical data


quantitative research

Full explanation:

Quantitative studies collect and analyse numerical data, which usually (but not always) refer to groups of participants compared in studies.


For example, the randomised trials that compared steroids or placebos given to women expected to deliver prematurely counted, and then compared the numbers of babies who died in the two comparison groups.

See also:

research methods

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