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Quantitative research

Research that generates numerical data or data that can be converted into numbers. An example is research using clinical trials. Another example is the national Census, which counts people and households. It might involve questions like: 'How many people visit their GP each year?'; or 'What proportion of children have had this vaccine?'.

See also, qualitative research

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