Definition of Quantitative ResearchQuantitative research is a process of understanding structured data to answer how many, how much of decision making.

Quantitative research is data collection research technique used in primary research to understand structured data. This process helps decision makers find answers to questions related to how many, how much etc. Since this technique relies heavily on statistical data, it is important to survey large number of people to make sure data is more reliable and is representative sample of target market.

Major tools used in qualitative research are in-depth interviews, surveys, expert opinions etc.

What are the benefits of quantitative research?

Some of the most important benefits of quantitative research are:

  1. It is statistical, structures and relies on numerical measurement. This helps get accurate data which results in better forecasting.
  2. It can be used to check consistency of data in future by conducting the surveys again.
  3. It taps individual responses.
  4. It is less dependent on the skill or orientation of the researcher.

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Ambarish is the MD and CEO of NOVONOUS Business Consulting Pvt Ltd, a knowledge management firm. He likes sharing his experiences in the field of Market Research to those who are passionate and like exploring more about this field.

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