Quantitative analysis is form of formal study which is always systematic and objective oriented in studying a phenomena to generate information, normally, it is commonly used to get diverse information about the world. Quantitative research method is used to describe the existing relationship between two variables and how they are related, the method is greatly used by researcher in getting reliable opinions and to uncover trends around the world.
Skills in Qualitative Research
The skills utilized in the research is the mode of data collection which the researcher should carefully choose, the measurement of the problem must be outlined in the questionnaire so that it can address the scope of the study, for instance, in assessing the impact of drug abuse on the academic performance of a child, there is need of adequate and bounding measurement in asking questions during the social survey, however, at times there are lengthy discussions about how to do in case of ethnicity questions, the conceptualization of quantitative analysis entirely depend on the practical activity of the measurement of problem, the process of forming the operational definition maybe approached after the data is obtained and analyzed . As a researcher .I will try as much as possible to avoid unnecessary complexity especially arising in the theory interpretations ,here the findings must be precise to make the points argued on the context of the research topic.
Role of research topic
According to Murphy & Nicoll ,(2007),the prime role of research topic is basically to guide he researcher during the process of his work with regard to his are of study , the topic can be to identify the magnitude of drug abuse among the school children and how it impacts on their performance, having obtained skills on undertaking research, the topic approach will be effective in using the quantitative approach, the area of study was based on the academic performance which was reliable because of the availability of the respondents who are the students. Moreover, the link between the measurement and theory was apparently a perfect choice since the quantitative research techniques will be based on causal content of abusing drugs.
Statistical Approach in Quantitative Research
Statistical approach will be used to sufficiently make a researcher understand the existing relationship between the variables by gathering data arising from the population sampling ,the statistics will enable us understand the hypothesis of the research, in this essence, we try look the effect of drug abuse among the students and thus it helps in understanding the probability of findings through utilizing statistical knowledge like ratios or relative risks, the data analyzed can be further presented in graphs for proper interpretation, (Taylor & Tashakkori,1997).
Track of the research
Quantitative research gives an a in-depth facts about the certain subject matter being studied, here the specific thinks in mind will be addressed .the thoughts captured will be utilize with the aid of statistical skills ,this accurately enhances research study, the information obtained from the field helps in adding information and thus it can establish new field of understanding, for instance ,the effects and the causes of drug abuse among the students is rampant antis social behavior which within my environment has resulted to negative attribute in the society , it further recommends on the possible ways to refrain from the practice.