Quantitative Methodology

30 September 2006

This articles based on the evaluation of the program for health education. The program was designed by our working group, and was offered to children comprising thirteen to fourteen years of age, taking into account the importance of this subject to children of this age.This program was conducted under near experimental condition with a control group.This program was offered in public and private school, after the children pass a test covering health education matters, such us : Alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex and AIDS.

After four months of the program, a second test was made to allow comparison with the first test. The results so the efficiency of the program and the improvement of the students knowledge all health matters.The results are evident although the program would benefit from longer teaching times and being offerd to students of a younger age.


Key words: Health Education, Evaluation Program, Quantitative Methodology, Compulsory secondary school.

30 December 2005

This article tries to illustrate, through an investigation, the methodological possibilities of the complementary education (both, from quantitative and qualitative perspectives) applied to a multicultural context. The investigation presented in this article was carrid out in the multicultural context of the town of Melilla. The author aims to lay the foundations of the design of an Islamic-occidental intercultural curriculum based on the common values of the two cultures. It is also a main purpose of the article to present the design of this investigation, putting the emphasis on the objectives, hypothesis, variables, procedures and techniques of control (triangulation and saturation). Finally, the author presents the synthesis of the most interesting results.


Key words: Paradigms of investigation, Qualitative methodology, Quantitative methodology, Interculturality, Islamic-occidental values, Procedures of control