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Research Methodology: A Comparison
A comparison and contrast between three research methods.
# 153459 | 1,435 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 04, 2013 in Research Designs (General)

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The paper outlines three methods of research, namely, the field research method, experimental research method and survey research method, and provides a comparison and contrast between them. The paper then looks at the possible uses of these three research methods.

Use of Research Methods

From the Paper:

"A survey research is a method of collecting information on human population. In this method, the researcher directly or indirectly contact the individuals, organizations or communities by using systematic measurement methods such as questionnaires and interviews etc. The purpose of this study is also to observe the phenomena and the survey research method is a low priced method, which makes it a choice method for researchers to study almost any given phenomena. The researcher can ask many questions about a specific topic by giving significant flexibility in the analysis; the researcher can also design consistent questions to get more precise measurement by applying reliable definitions to the participants. In this method, consistence confirms that similar data can be collected from the groups and then can be interpreted relatively. In this method, high reliability is also a strengthening factor which is easy to attain by representing all subjects with a consistent motivation. A methodology of relying on standardization forces the researcher to develop questions to be general enough to minimally adequate for all respondents, possibly, lack what is most suitable for many respondents. Survey research methods are rigid because they need the early study design to stay unaffected all the way through the data collection. As contrasting to straight observation, survey research excluding some interview approaches cannot often deal with background."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Babbie, Earl R (1973) "Survey Research Methods" Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co.
  • Experiment Resources (2008) "Experimental Research" Retrieved 7th May 2011 from Experiment Resources:
  • Shuttleworth, Martyn (2009) "Field Experiments" Retrieved 7th May 2011 from Experiment Resources:

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