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How do I find quantitative research articles?

Quantitative research focuses on gathering numerical data.

To locate qualitative research articles, use a subject-specific database or a general library database like Academic Search Ultimate or Google Scholar.

Finding this types of research takes a bit of investigation. Try this method.

Begin by entering your keywords and conducting a search.
    gardening AND mental health AND students

Since quantitative research is based on the collection and analysis of data (like numbers or statistics), you will need to look at article titles and abstracts for clues.  

If a title or abstract contains terms like these, it's probably a quantitative research article.

  • Data Analysis
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Statistical Studies
  • Statistical Surveys

You could also experiment with using one of those terms in your search query.
    gardening AND mental health AND data analysis

Learn more

See this guide from the University of Texas.
Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Download this guide from Winston Salem State University
Key Elements of a Research Proposal: Quantitative Design (PDF)

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