Useit.Com: Risks of Quantitative Studies. When I read reports from other people's research, I usually find that their qualitative study results are more credible and trustworthy than their quantitative results. It's a dangerous mistake to believe that statistical research is somehow more scientific or credible than insight-based observational research. [Tomalak's Realm]
be aware of number fetishism….. i agree, but don't discount it. it has its uses and very often can be enlightening, but it does help that it can be informed with more personal accounts and well thought out arguments.