Q. I'm looking for an article to do a Literature Review. My professor (Meehan) informed me that I need to find one that is a quantitative article.
this article is related to a research design paper that I'm doing with regards to graffiti on the public transit system.
It can be challenging to determine if you are looking at a quantitative or qualititatvie research study. Mixed method studies often identify themselves as such, but quantitative studies may never use that term.
In SocIndex, I searched GRAFFITI as a subject term (using the drop-down box); and searched QUANTITATIVE in all text. I got 4 results, only one of which was a research article (see attached article Graffiti.pdf). I was not very happy with these results.
I then googled "terms related to quantitative research" and found the attached list of terms (quantitative critical appraisal glossary).
Returning to SocIndex I combined GRAFFITI with some of these terms without success, although adding the term ODDS RATIO yielded the article on Neighborhood Racial Isolation, Disorder and Obesity. This article includes measures relating to graffiti, but does not focus on graffiti.
I have included a third article, that is a mixed-method study, that kept cropping up (and looks interesting). You might ask Professor Meehan if he would accept it.