Both the qualitative and quantitative paradigms have weaknesses which, to a certain extent, are compensated for by the strengths of the other.
As indicated in this article, the strengths of quantitative methods are that they produce factual, reliable outcome data that are usually generalizable to some large population.
The strengths of qualitative methods are that they generate rich, detailed, valid process data that usually leave the study participants' perspectives in tact.
This article discusses how qualitative and quantitative methods can be combined and it introduces the articles included in this issue.
Mots-clés Pascal : Méthodologie, Analyse qualitative, Analyse quantitative, Education sanitaire, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Methodology, Qualitative analysis, Quantitative analysis, Health education, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0127072
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.