Tutorial Resources: Qualitative and Quantitative Paradigms/Methods
Here are some resources I have used to help students understand the differences between qualitative and quantitative paradigms:
In my research methods course, students are focusing on a neighbourhood in Vancouver to do mixed-methods research for their course project. Here’s a video that I believe shows the importance of quantitative data for sustainable city planning in anticipation for future urban growth.
These two videos below exemplify the importance of qualitative research for understanding how defensive design and planning in urban spaces/cities can be exclusionary and further the marginalization of vulnerable populations. These two videos are great because they focus on the same object — benches.
The professor in my research design course has an assignment where students use photography as a qualitative research tool in a public space. They have to create a photographic narrative to stitch the photos together to answer a variation of the following: How do people create ‘public space’?; How do we make public space good?
I vetted YouTube for videos that show how photography can be used as a research method. It was hard to find one that did justice. Until, I came across a video of Belarusian photographer Andrei Liankevich filmed by FK Magazine. Liankevich discusses his approach to understanding post-WW2 and post-Soviet Belarusian identity through photography.