In my opinion qualitative research is more exciting and brings an individual’s ideas into place. It makes you think more in dept and keeps you on your feet. As for quantitative research, it is more straight forward and gives you an exact answer or result rather than an assumption or interpretation. But they are both equally important when dealing with narrative inquiry.
Qualitative: What kind - Context Specific - Subjective - Acknowledge the researcher's impact on the data - Transparent - Feminist, Critical ( Separate mind from body - emotion) - Social Constructionism (No knowledge to be found, we construct our knowledge) Interact with the world, construct meaning - Narrative
Quantitative: How many - Generalization - Science - Objective - Remove researcher from research/eliminate bias/don't want to impact the data themselves - Systematic Approach to Knowledge - Rational - Numerical - Plots, Charts, Graphs - Numerical - Plots, Charts, Graphs