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Chapter 9 Quantitative Data Gathering Methods and Techniques

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3226

ISBN: 978-1-910158-88-3

Published: September 2016

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Published in: Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3090



The conclusions of any quantitative research must be supported by appropriate data. This chapter discusses the methods of collecting quantitative data for research. It begins by giving an overview of the nature of quantitative research. It also discusses the two major sources of collecting quantitative data. For primary data collection, issues such as sampling, measurement and surveys are discussed. Examples and sources of obtaining secondary data are also presented. Finally, some ideas are provided for how to evaluate quantitative data in order to ensure it is appropriate for analysis.

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  • Ahmed Salhin, Heriot-Watt University (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0912-9949
  • Anthony Kyiu, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Babak Taheri, Heriot-Watt University (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4871-9324
  • Catherine Porter, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Nikolaos Valantasis-Kanellos, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Christian König, Heriot-Watt University (Author)

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Salhin, Kyiu, Taheri, Porter, Valantasis-Kanellos & König, 2016

Salhin, A., Kyiu, A., Taheri, B., Porter, C., Valantasis-Kanellos, N. & König, C. (2016) "Chapter 9 Quantitative Data Gathering Methods and Techniques" In: Paterson, A., Leung, D., Jackson, W.(., MacIntosh, R. & O'Gorman, K.D. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3226


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