Presentation on theme: "OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH METHODS"— Presentation transcript:
1 OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH METHODS How are Research Methods Important?What is Descriptive Research?What is Relational Research?What is Explanatory Research?
2 How are Research Methods Important? The method that is most appropriate depends on the hypothesis you wish to testThe conclusions you can make depend on how you collect your dataNo single research study is conclusive
3 What is Descriptive Research? Goal is to measure and describe variables.ObservationalSurveyArchivalPhysical TracesCase Study
4 What is Relational Research? Measure relationships between variables.CorrelationalQuasi-Experimental
5 What is Explanatory Research? Experimental DesignsMeasure causal relationshipsIndependent Variable is a variable the researcher manipulatesDependent Variable is a variable the researcher measures to determine the effect of the i.v.