What is the value of using quantitative and qualitative data in community health assessment? Consider the instances in which quantitative or qualitative data might be more appropriate to use in a community health assessment. Quantitative and qualitative data are not mutually exclusive but instead have different functions. Both types provide valuable information, but they are not always equally appropriate in every assessment or aspect of assessment.
For this Discussion, review this week’s Resources. As a public health professional, consider the appropriateness of quantitative and qualitative data in community health assessments. Think about the benefits and limitations of quantitative and qualitative data in community health assessment.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post – three pages of an explanation of one benefit and one limitation of quantitative data and one benefit and one limitation of qualitative data when conducting a community health assessment. Provide two examples for when qualitative data may be more appropriate in community health assessment, and two examples for when quantitative data may be more appropriate in community health assessment. Justify your response with references to the Resources and current literature.