Research types.docx - Research type Purpose Strengths Weaknesses Experiment test a hypothesis Tighter control of variables Easier to comment on cause

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Research type Purpose Strengths Weaknesses Experiment test a hypothesis Tighter control of variables. Easier to comment on cause and effect. Demand characteristics - participants aware of experiment, may change behaviour. Correlational Study Measure the extent to which two variables are related Makes it easy and clear to see if two variables have a relationship Can’t go beyond the data that is given Survey Research To collect a data sample drawn from a well-defined population Cost effective and reliable Inflexible and issues with validity

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