Doing a survey for my study, and I was wondering if this was quantitative, qualitative, or mixed?The survey has both multiple choice questions (letters A-D) that ask the participant what they...

Doing a survey for my study, and I was wondering if this was quantitative, qualitative, or mixed?

The survey has both multiple choice questions (letters A-D) that ask the participant what they rather do in a situation, and questions that involve circling a number 1-10.

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If I understand this correctly, your survey has only multiple choice questions and questions that involve circling the number.  The questions that ask what the participant would rather do are multiple choice.  If this is correct, your survey is quantitative only.

Quantitative methods are those that collect data in number form.  The multiple choice questions are not numbered, but they are still very specific questions whose answers are cut and dried and can be statistically analyzed.  Therefore, both of these kinds of questions are quantitative.

Qualitative methods ask questions that are open-ended and which require a respondent to use his or her own words.  A qualitative question would ask "what would you do in this situation" and then simply allow the respondent to pick his or her own answer rather than choosing from a selection that you offer.

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