PGS 101, Lec 2 (Research Methods)

PGS 101, Lec 2 (Research Methods) - Research Methods Types...

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Unformatted text preview: Research Methods Types of Research Qualitative Qualitative survey Natural observation Case study Quantitative (compare) Descriptive Correlational Experimental Types of Research Qualitative Qualitative Survey Natural Observation Case Study Quantitative Descriptive Correlational Experimental Qualitative Survey When? How? Limitations? Natural Observation When? How? Limitations? Case Studies When? How? Limitations? Descriptive Research When? To learn descriptive information about a group or event How? Records, surveys, interviews, observations. Statistical Analysis of Descriptive Data Mean (average) Median (middle, use if extremes) Mode (mode, most frequent) Percentages (use for categories) Correlational Research When? To investigate possible relationships How? Just measure both Limitations? Will learn if there is a relationship but will never know which one causes the other Relationship between aggressive TV &...
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PGS 101, Lec 2 (Research Methods) - Research Methods Types...

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