RPTS 336 - (4) Categorizing research (student version)

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Analysis Woosnam September 7th, 2011 Categorizing research
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Three ways to classify research _Applicability_ _basic_ _Evaluative_ _Data source_ _Goals__ _descriptive_ _explanatory_ _predictive_ _primary_ _secondary_
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Applicability Basic Typically _theoretical_ research  Minimal immediate practical implications  Lifeblood of research Evaluative Evaluating recreational/health program Examples: Is there need for program? What is best design for program?  What benefits are children or community receiving from program?
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Distinguishing characteristics of basic and evaluative Both basic and evaluative: Use the group or individual as the unit of analysis Basic (society at large); evaluative (community program, clinical  settings) Use quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods design Use interviews, questionnaires, observations, and a hybrid 
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