Types and Methods of Research

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Types and Methods of Research Every Research needs lots of dedication from the researcher’s part-the amount of dedication mainly depends on the subject matter of the research. Before undertaking any research in any subject areas one must be sure about the intended purpose of the research-this purpose determines what type of research one is going to undertake. Any scientific research may fall into the following three broadly categories: Exploratory research-This type of research may generate any
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  Types and Methods of Research   Every Research needs lots of dedication from the researcher’s part -the amount of dedicationmainly depends on the subject matter of the research. Before undertaking any research in anysubject areas one must be sure about the intended purpose of the research-this purposedetermines what type of research one is going to undertake. Any scientific research may fall intothe following three broadly categories: Exploratory research -This type of research may generate any novel idea in the domain of knowledge. It is primarily done for the purpose of finding anything new in any subject arena andalways tries to shed some light in the unknown domain of knowledge. This kind of research alsoHelp us to generate new discipline in sciences and help us to identify problems of thoseparticular research areas. Constructive research - This is mainly done by many technological corporates in order to findnew/alternative solutions to any particular crisis or problems. For example-renewable energyresearch or development of the capacity of optical fiber may fall into this category of research. Empirical research -This is very impressive observational type of research, where one observesor test on real-life data or analysis the pattern of some specific events in order to identify thenature or the class of trend that specific phenomenon maintains. Based on the test result,researchers try to draw lines in order to predict the result of that type of incidents with certainlevel of confidence. As a research method you can choose one of the following or a combination:   Experiments -this is used in exploratory type research. What types of experiments necessarydepends on the research topic. This is very time consuming and expensive type of researchmethod.  Surveys -this is used in empirical or exploratory type of research, usually used in businessstudies. You can use questionnaires or even interview some specific group of people to get yourresearch result. Observation  –  observational data can be recorded in order to find empirical relationshipbetween different parameters of your research. One disadvantage of this type of research is that itis very time-consuming and expensive method. Existing data- this type of research is done on the available data to find any findings or patternsin the data. This is the most effortless, time-saving and less-expensive type of research, but tocarry out this type of research researchers need to be extra careful in order to find the realfindings out of the existing data-a slight mistake can lead you to wrong direction-waste of time.so, the accuracy of this type of research mainly depends on the experience of theresearchers, but it has the advantage of give you some important clue about any novel findings.In social science the two most popular forms of research methods are: quantitative andqualitative research. Research methods in different knowledge domain may vary and also can beknown as with   Three Types of Research 1. Causal Research When most people think of scientific experimentation, research on cause and effect is mostoften brought to mind. Experiments on causal relationships investigate the effect of one or morevariables on one or more outcome variables. This type of research also determines if one variablecauses another variable to occur or change. An example of this type of research would bealtering the amount of a treatment and measuring the effect on study participants. 2. Descriptive Research Descriptive research seeks to depict what already exists in a group or population. An exampleof this type of research would be an opinion poll to determine which Presidential candidatepeople plan to vote for in the next election. Descriptive studies do not seek to measure the effectof a variable; they seek only to describe. 3. Relational Research A study that investigates the connection between two or more variables is considered relationalresearch. The variables that are compared are generally already present in the group orpopulation. For example, a study that looked at the proportion of males and females that wouldpurchase either a classical CD or a jazz CD would be studying the relationship between genderand music preference.
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