Analyzing and Visualizing Data Assignment Research Paper.

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Write a research paper that contains the following:

  • Discuss Quantitative Methodology
  • Discuss Qualitative Methodology
  • Compare and contrast qualitative data vs quantitative data

Your research paper should be at least 3 pages (800 words), double-spaced, have at least 4 APA references, and typed in an easy-to-read font in MS Word (other word processors are fine to use but save it in MS Word format). cover page should contain the following: Title, Student’s name, University’s name, Course name, Course number, Professor’s name, and Date.

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Briantheprof
School: Duke University

Hey buddy, here is the paper. Check it and let me know if you need any more clarifications on the same. Thank you!!

Running Head: DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION

Data analysis and visualization
Student name
Institution affiliation
Course name
Course number
Instructor
Date

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DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION

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Data analysis and visualization
Introduction
Research has been the backbone of our lives and the many amenities we enjoy today
emanate from discoveries that were actualized through research (Amaratunga, et al., 2002).
Throughout generations, scientists and other interested parties have been in the business of
finding solutions to problems that face humanity and the environment. These undertakings have
always followed a particular outlined systematic, rigorous and formal format to yield the
expected results, or interpret new findings as well as discover new facts that reflect the
expectations of people and the surrounding. This process is defined as research since it seeks to
answer an established question through a masterminded, reliable and in an objective manner.
Research can be either quantitative or qualitative depending on what the researcher intends to
study (Choy, 2014). The foundation of any research is measurement because it is the only way to
distinguish between activities or issues. For instance, if a researcher wants to know if Hispanics
are taller than Latinos are then he/she can measure them out and get the results without
speculations.
Quantitative Methodology
This research entails employing a systematic style of investigation where quantifiable
data is gathered and a statistical analysis done either by mathematical or computational means.
By quantifying the issues of concern and understanding the prevalence via projecting the
outcome to the entire population (Gelo, Braakmann, & Benetka, 2008). This method borrows its
strength from its objective of using measurements including numerical, statistical or
mathematical on gathered data using strategies like surveys, questionnaires and even polls aimed

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at manipulating the preexisting data via computational approaches. Quantitative methodology
banks on the belief that anything can be measured reliably even though some still doubt the fact
that particular aspects like human behavior can’t be measured objectively.
Quantitative methodology is composed of four categories namely descriptive,
experimental, and correlational and quasi-experiment (Pope, 2000). Descriptive deals with
establishing any existing relationships between or among variables in a given setting. The
purpose of descriptive is purely to describe as the titles state the patterns of occurrence of a
particular aspect as related to a given variable like a person, time or place. For instance, it can be
used to evaluate the occurrence of disease to humanity or certain behavior to some animals and
as such, it’s the initial step of inquiry. It gives a description of a population being studied in
terms of characteristics but fails to answer the accompanying questions like when and how.
Correlational on the other hand aims at describing the existing relationship between the variable
and going an extra mile to measure the intensity of such a relationship (Choy, 2014). Quasiexperiments come in when variables under study cannot be manipulated on grounds of practical
or ethical reasons.
Characteristics of quantitative methodology
First, it tries to analyze in a descriptive manner the conditions that are predominant in a
given population that is under study. Secondly, since it does not answer the questions of how and
when it does not emphasize much on the causative agents of the particular conditions. Thirdly, it
provides an avenue for comparison of characteristics of two or more cases under study in terms
of similarities and differences. Four, the variables used in the study can’t be controlled as it
employs gathering the opinion from the comfort of the research variable. Fifth, studies

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concerning quantitative research are always cross-sectional except in case studies. Different
sections that belong to the same group under study are researched.
Qualitative Methodology
This method seeks to dig deeper on what quantitative methodology gave by trying to
unravel the mysteries behind the thoughts and opinions in regards to study subject (Pope, 2000).
Unlike quantitative that describes the situation and live it there, qualitative goes ahead to capture
the information that was not highlighted in quantitative methods that may involve beliefs,
feelings, motivations, and values as related to behavior. This method is highly embraced by
scientists who seek to study fields of human behavior, motivations, themes, and opinions.
The types of qualitative methods include ethnography, which deals with the description
of customs and cultures of people, their habits as well as the differences that exist mutually.
Secondly is the narrative study which is a co-partner of ethnography but different in the sense
that it puts its focus on people’s lives as per the stories they tell and hence it depends on spoken
word as the weapon of research (Amaratunga, et al., 2002). The third is the case study research
method that is commonly associated with the field of social science. It is a descriptive method
sandwiched with exploration analysis in regards to an event or a person.
Fourth is the content analysis study that focuses its research on documents and
communication materials and artifacts including pictures, audio or video with the view to
understand communication patterns of a given group or society (Gelo, Braakmann, & Benetka,
2008). Fifth is the historical research that...

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