Combine qualitative and quantitative data
Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative data can improve an evaluation by ensuring that the limitations of one type of data are balanced by the strengths of another.
This will ensure that understanding is improved by integrating different ways of knowing. Most evaluations will collect both quantitative data (numbers) and qualitative data (text, images), however it is important to plan in advance how these will be combined.
When data are gathered
When data are combined
Purpose of combining data
'Combine qualitative and quantitative data' is referenced in:
- Communication for Development (C4D) :