Qualitative VS Quantitative research

Gabrielle Lis

What is qualitative research? Can it help solve the puzzle of why workers’ compensation seems to be bad for your health?

In Australia and across the world, academics have begun using the techniques of qualitative research to gain insight into the experiences of workers’ compensation claimants. In part, this has been inspired by a puzzle. We know that people who receive compensation for an injury or illness have worse health outcomes than people who do not receive compensation. We don't know why. In the absence of conclusive evidence, t...

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