PSY326Week2DQ2 - 1) Quantitative Research Design: Source:

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1) Quantitative Research Design: Source: http://www.experiment-resources.com/quantitative-research-design.html First of all, the true purpose of the research must be clearly stated in quantitative research (Smith & Davis, 2010). This method uses mathematical and statistical methods to measure results with a certain amount of accuracy in the social sciences, and more accuracy in the pure sciences. The format is standard: a hypothesis is generated and then must be proven or disproved, using statistical techniques that were included in the design. Groups to be study must be chosen randomly; in the better studies, a control group should be included (Smith & Davis, 2010). There should be only one variable that is manipulated if cause and effect, or at least association, is to be shown. The design should be of a nature that it is repeatable, so that others can follow the same procedures to test the research design. The true purpose of the research must be put forth clearly. Qualitative Research Design:
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course PSY326 326 taught by Professor Angelawillis during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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