JOANN KEYTON, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Emerita
Department of Communication
North Carolina State University
Introduction to Quantitative Research
How Do Others See Quantitative Research?
Here’s a document with an overview of quantitative research design and the benefits and limitations of quantitative research from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This website has a good review of deductive reasoning.
Hypotheses and Research Questions
Confused about the difference among hypothesis, null hypothesis, and a research question? Check out this website.
Need Help in Writing Quantitative Research Questions?
This is a great site and will help move you step by step through the process.
This website provides an excellent overview of the differences between independent and dependent variables.
Check out this PowerPoint by Amanda Leggett to learn more about operationalizing variables and to practice your operationalization skills. Need some more help? Check out this QMSS website from the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.
Updated August 5, 2020