The major benefits of quantitative research include objectivity in analyzing a situation, use of statistics to understand a multitude of parameters, fast data collection and analysis and assurance when making future plans. However, quantitative research requires a large sample of the population for accurate results.
Using quantitative research gives multiple benefits but has a few setbacks. To get all the benefits from this research, it is necessary to understand how this research design works. It is imperative to analyze possible correspondents. It is also required to understand how to analyze and interpret data and other related elements. In quantitative research, the bigger the sample size, the more reliable the statistics. If the study involves a small sample of the population, it is better to explore other methods of data collection.
If a researcher decides to use this type of approach for research and data collection, he should prepare adequately before beginning the process. Preparation includes polishing interpersonal skills, knowing how to budget and how to manage time well. Based on the scope of the study, it may take months or even years before the researcher is able to complete his study. Thorough preparation is the key to conducting quantitative research.