Non Experimental Research Designs1

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Unformatted text preview: Non Exper imental Resear ch Designs N128 C. OLeary-Kelley, RN, PhD 09/08/10 2 Objectives Describe the overall purpose of nonexperimental research designs Define the differences between survey, relationship, and difference designs Identify methodological, secondary analysis, and meta-analysis as types of research Apply critiquing criteria to the evaluation of nonexperimental research 09/08/10 3 Non-Experimental Research Why do it? Many human phenomena cannot be studied experimentally Many variables cannot be manipulated for ethical reasons Not always practical to conduct a true experiment Some questions do not lend themselves to experimental design 09/08/10 4 Non-Experimental Research Categories I. Survey studies: Descriptive Exploratory Comparative II. RELATIONSHIP/DIFF. STUDIES Correlational studies Developmental studies: Cross-sectional Longitudinal and prospective studies Retrospective studies L-B, W&H P. 239 09/08/10...
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