are these 2 papers qualitative, quantitative, or mixed?Watch this thread
- Risk factors for pre-adolescent onset suicidal behavior in a high-risk sample of youth. Zelazny, Stanley, B., Porta, G., Mann, Jj., Oquendo, M., Birmaher, B., Melhem, N., & Brent, D. A. (2021)
I'm going round in circles and falling so far behind. can anyone help? I assumed qualitative because of the questionnaires...my friend says quantitative because of the statistic. I'm so stuck.
- standardised clinical assessments (being standardised this means it will be a quant paper, if it was open interview that would be a bit different)
- listing t-test, Bonferroni correction etc. etc. is a massive flag that this is a quant paper and quant only!
paper 2 methodology:
- again uses assessments, which, while not specific in the abstract, means for sure that this is a quant paper. You wouldn't really use a qual method to assess baseline and over time, if you think you did this with a qual method, you wouldn't really gain much!
- again, red flags for quant paper only as they use words like ANOVA, chi square etc.
- almost always the case that a questionnaire is a quant methodology. A qual method is things like interpreting meaning from an interview or discussion. There is no assessments (be that a questionnaire or measures of memory etc.) so unless they specific otherwise, assume that the paper is quant
- look over what qual methods are, I think you need to revise the difference a bit more
Nothing was actually 'done' to the participants, they were just kind of observed and compared.
so cohort study or case control...I'm not sure.