Notes on Linking Qualitative and Quantitative Data

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Leandra A. Bedini, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Qualitative data are becoming more commonly described and used in therapeutic recreation research. The debate of the past concerning whether quantitative or qualitative data are superior has given way to a discussion of how they both contribute to the body of knowledge. Some researchers are considering the possibilities oflinking or mixing qualitative and quantitative data types, particularly because ofthe potential for better understanding the content and process of professional practice. The purpose ofthis research note is to describe the belief systems and concerns in linking qualitative and quantitative data within a research project. We describe the purposes for using qualitative and quantitative data, the approaches to linking, and the concerns that might be encountered in conducting therapeutic recreation research using linked or mixed data.

Additional Information

Publication
Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 29 (2), 124-130.
Language: English
Date: 1995
Keywords
Research, Qualitative, Quantitative, Data, Paradigm, Triangulation