Tag Archives: quantitative research

Investigating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) usage in Al-Ula Schools (Published)

The paper outlines the research methods for investigating the implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Al-Ula school district of Saudi Arabia. Research questions focused on investigating the perceptions and experiences of teachers and principals in Al-Ula schools in order to gain insight into both the challenges they have faced and the successes they have experienced as they implemented technology. Purposeful sampling was used to recruit teachers and principals from 18 Al-Ula schools to participate in the study. The researcher used two collection instruments: a survey and an interview protocol. The primary function of the online survey was to provide descriptive statistics that helped to contextualize and augment the interview data. While the interview data provided more in-depth insight into the perceptions and experiences of individual teachers and principals, the survey items allowed for a quantitative view of teachers’ and principals’ perceptions and experiences pertaining to technology use.

Keywords: Al-Ula school district., Qualitative research, education in Saudi Arabia, information and communication technology (ICT)., quantitative research

Not All Numerical Data Leads To Quantitative Research: Introduction to [Qualitative] Quantification Analysis (Published)

Very often we face a situation where a student has collected numerical data and (s)he does not know what the research method (s)he uses really is. The purpose of this paper is to explain the difference between quantitative research and [qualitative] quantification. The description of the quantification method is based on our own experiences and a descriptive literature review. We explain in which cases a qualitative quantification analysis should be done. The practical aim of this paper is to help both the student and the supervisor to identify the correct method for analysing numerical data.

Keywords: Qualitative research, Quantification, quantitative research, quantitizing, research method