"Quantitative research consists of the collection, tabulation, summarization, and analysis of numerical data for the purpose of answering research questions or hypotheses. The term quantitative research is of recent origin and is distinguished from qualitative research in design, process, and the use of quantification techniques to measure and analyze the data." [Learn more]
- Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, from Credo Reference
Many of our databases offer journals that focus specifically on quantitative research methods, including a few examples below. Browse the latest issues, or search for subtopics.
Governments, international organizations, and special interest groups increasingly make their data open to the public, and can often be used for research projects. A few examples include:
When using publicly available data, be aware of copyright considerations!
See: Copyright Services Guide