This module is for Grades: 9-10 Welcome

When you conduct research on a topic, you usually think in terms of using primary and secondary sources. There is another way to categorize types of information. Information can be categorized as being qualitative or quantitative. Qualitative forms of information generally focus on words, images or objects, while quantitative forms involve numbers and statistics. When conducting research to answer a question, you are likely to encounter both types of information. As a researcher, you will need to be able to integrate both quantitative and qualitative forms of information. This will allow you to make connections between ideas and details in order to draw conclusions to answer the question under study. In this module, you will analyze both quantitative and qualitative forms of information in order to answer compelling questions about the impact of World War II on the military and civilian populations of the United States, the Soviet Union and China.


Module Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Integrate quantitative and qualitative sources to make connections between ideas and details in order to draw conclusions.


a troop of soldiers crossing a bridge on an island

This image shows United States marines on the island of Guadalcanal of the Solomon Islands during World War II.
Image credit: United States Marine Corps via Wikimedia CommonsOpens a new window

Focus Standard

RH.9-10.7 – Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.


  • Compare and contrast quantitative and qualitative sources on the same topic for connections between and among ideas.
  • Compare, contrast, draw conclusions and connect significant details and ideas between and among different media or formats.
  • Synthesize and evaluate information gathered from all sources to draw conclusions about a social studies question.