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How to Develop an Experimental Research Design

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Before you decide to carry out your research by applying an experimental research design. You need to understand what is experimental research and where the experimental research design is applicable. What? Experimental research is defined as a systematic and scientific approach in which the researcher manipulates one variable and measures and controls changes in other variables. Where? Experimental research designs …

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What is a Research Design?

A research design is a plan to carry out various tasks of the research process. “A traditional research/study design is a blueprint or detailed plan for how a research study is to be completed—operationalizing variables so they can be measured, selecting a sample of interest to study, collecting data to be used as a basis for testing hypotheses, and analyzing …

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Study Designs in Quantitative Research

The study designs in quantitative research are different from the study designs in qualitative research. The following reasons can best describe the difference between quantitative research and qualitative research. Quantitative research involves collection of numerical data, it deduces a relationship between theory and research. Quantitative research uses scientific/empirical approach to solve the problems. To solve the problem under study the …

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The Prospective Study Design in Research

The prospective study design studies the impact of a phenomenon, situation, program, attitude or problem in the future. Most of the studies that are conducted using the prospective study design are also classified as experimental studies since the aim of the investigator is to wait for the impact of a program or a situation to see the results on the …

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Research Design: Experimental and Non-experimental Research

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One of the broad way to categorize research designs is to divide them into experimental and non-experimental research. There are various benefits and drawbacks of experimental research design over non-experimental research design and vice versa. There are various situations in which experimental research design can only work while in other situations only non-experimental research design can work. The selection of experimental …

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Types of Research Design

Types of research design

There are various types of research design and the selection of a suitable study design depends on the field of study as well as the topic of the research. Some types of research design best suit in pure sciences field, while other can be best applied to social sciences, behavioral science, and marketing. These different types of research design can …

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Understanding Mixed methods Research Design

  In physical sciences seldom there is any need to have a mixed methods approach to solving the problems, most research done in the physical sciences utilizes quantitative research approach. In social and behavioral sciences the need for using both quantitative and qualitative methods was always there. The rise of mixed methods research design solved the problem to a greater …

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Research Design and Its Selection

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A research lacks direction in the absence of a clear research design. The researcher can easily deviate from what is required if he has not developed a study design. A research design or a study design is the most important aspect of the research endeavor. It encompasses the plan and the procedures that will enable you to achieve your goal. …

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The Importance of Formulating a Research Problem

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There are several benefits of formulating a research problem. The actual research begins with the formulation of a research problem. It makes you well aware of the tasks that you have to perform in order to accomplish the research. Research is a process that you have to complete in a sequence. A research problem helps you formulate that sequence. Research …

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