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Research Methods

Author: Sadie Pendaz
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This lesson will explore research methods, delineate the steps of the scientific method. It will also discuss experiments, survey research, focus groups, participant observation and using secondary sources for analysis.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Participant-Observation

    A research method where people are observed in-context going about their daily routines.

  • Secondary Sources

    A research method that makes use of the work of other researchers.

  • Focus Group

    A group of individuals brought together in one room for a guided discussion of some topic of interest to research.

  • Survey Research

    A research method where subjects respond to the researcher's questions directly in an interview or questionnaire.

  • Experiment

    A regimented and highly controlled method for investigating cause and effect relationships among variables.

  • Research Method

    A coherent and organized plan for conducting research.

  • The Scientific Method

    A procedure that involves systematically formulating questions, gathering data, and testing hypotheses.