What are the main data analysis methods?
Data analysis methods can be grouped according to whether the research is qualitative or quantitative.
Popular data analysis methods in qualitative research include:
- Qualitative content analysis
Qualitative data analysis all begins with data coding, after which one (or more) analysis technique is applied.
Popular data analysis methods in quantitative research include:
Descriptive statistics (e.g. means, medians, modes)
Inferential statistics (e.g. correlation, regression, structural equation modelling)
Again, the choice of which data collection method to use depends on your overall research aims and objectives, as well as practicalities and resource constraints.