Quantitative Research Law and Legal Definition

Quantitative research is a systematic investigation of quantitative properties, their observable occurrence and relationship. Personal abilities and personality traits can be quantitative property. Quantitative research aims to develop and employ mathematical models, theories and hypothesis relating to a phenomenon. In quantitative research, the relationship between an independent and dependant variable in a population is determined.

Quantitative research method can be descriptive or experimental. In descriptive quantitative research, subjects are usually measured once. A descriptive study establishes only associations between variables. In experimental quantitative research, subjects are measured before and after a treatment. An experimental research establishes causality.