Quantitative data mainly shows a numerical form of data,

which can be put into different types of categories. This form of data gives

hard facts and mainly consists of “yes” and “no” answers which can be used to

construct graphs and tables of raw data. Quantitative research method also

consists of a survey-based form for

example

“a rating scale or closed questions on a questionnaire would

generate quantitative data as these produce either numerical data or data that

can be put into categories (e.g., “yes,” “no” answers)” (McLeod ,

2008, 2017)

Benefits of using this kind of data could/would include hard

facts which will limit the amount of the participant reaction to express

appropriate social behaviour, the data will give more of a numerical data which

is less open to ambiguities of interpretation for example

“Quantitative data can be interpreted with statistical

analysis, and since statistics are based on the principles of mathematics, the

quantitative approach is viewed as scientifically objective, and rational”

(Denscombe, 2010)

But that’s not to say qualitative data is out of the

question. What this document is going to tackle does ask for a quantitative

response but it also asks for a

qualitative to give a more human approach

response when talking about depression and anxiety which can’t be given from just qualitative data alone.

“Qualitative research is multimethod in focus, involving an

interpretive, naturalistic approach to its subject matter. This means that

qualitative researchers study things in their natural settings, attempting to

make sense of, or interpret, phenomena in terms of the meanings people bring to

them.” (Denzin & Lincoln, 1994)

That’s why it’s good to get some qualitative data within

this document, for participants who take part in a survey can express how they

deal with anxiety and depression on a day to day basis with the comfort of

video games could give more of a personal response to the survey.

while mixed method approach will prove useful throughout

this documentation, quantitative data will prove more useful due to the easy

when creating a survey but that doesn’t mean qualitative data won’t be used as

heavily as quantitative data.