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Name: Research Methods
ID: m42960
Language: English (en)
Summary:
  • Differentiate between four kinds of research methods: surveys, field research, experiments, and secondary data analysis
  • Understand why different topics are better suited to different research approaches
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: Case study, Content analysis, Control group, Correlation, Ethnography, Experiment field research, Hawthorne effect, Interview, Nonreactive, Participant observation, Population, Primary data, Qualitative data, Quantitative data, Random sample, Research design, Samples, Secondary data analysis, Surveys
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org), Sociology Cap (dcwill@rice.edu)

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Jan 27, 2012 3:59 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Jul 29, 2013 4:25 pm -0500

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Version: 1.4 Jul 29, 2013 4:25 pm -0500 by Sociology Cap
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Version: 1.2 May 3, 2012 5:36 pm -0500 by Sociology Cap
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Version: 1.1 Feb 1, 2012 9:29 am -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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