Numerical data, measured in quantitative terms, reveal trends and patterns over time. For, example testing a new fall-prevention program within your hospital would require you to obtain a baseline fall rate before the program and then again after implementation of the program. Statistically, you could compare rate of falls before the new program with the rate of falls after the new program.
Describe another example of quantitative research design. How do quantitative research designs improve quality of care and health outcomes?