GTLH: Practical Research 2: Quantitative Research equips senior high school students
with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to plan and conduct research on a topic
of interest utilizing basic quantitative methods. It explains briefly how quantitative research
methods are different from qualitative research methods, the strengths and weaknesses of
each approach, and when the use of quantitative research methods should be considered.
The book walks readers through the various stages involved in conducting a quantitative
research study from identifying a suitable topic, to developing the research questions, to
reviewing the literature, to selecting and planning an appropriate quantitative method, to
organizing and analyzing the data, to interpreting the results, and to writing the research report.
It also describes the key sections of a research report, introduces basic guiding principles and
ideas, and provides concrete examples, tips, and explanations in developing and writing them.
As an introductory text, the quantitative methods covered were purposively simplified
and limited to those that can easily be learned and immediately applied by senior high school
students in their own research projects. The book was designed following a philosophy of
experiential learning. Lessons were developed with the expectation that knowledge and
skills covered will be immediately applied.