International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Pre-Service Preschool Teachers’ Views Related to Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection Based on Their Experience
Ramazan Sak, İkbal Tuba Şahin, Nuran Tuncer, Dr.İbrahim Yerlikaya

Although the issue of qualitative versus quantitative research is very common in the literature and courses, there is very limited evidence of an examination of these types of research based on teachers‟ knowledge about the methods. Therefore the aim of this study is to investigate pre-service preschool teachers‟ views related to the collection of qualitative and quantitative data based on their experience. The participants of this study were 26 pre-service preschool teachers. They were informed about qualitative and quantitative research during 4 hours seminars. Each participant administered a questionnaire to 5 preschool teachers and interviewed 2 preschool teachers. Then, the 26 pre-service preschool teachers were interviewed to ascertain their views about qualitative and quantitative data collection. On completion of the data analysis, 6 main themes were determined; (1) similarities and differences, (2) advantages and disadvantages, (3) ease and difficulty, (4) the quality of data, (5) cost and (6) preferences.

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