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Characteristics of Descriptive Research

Quantitative and Qualitative

Can't control variables as well as experimental research

results can provide basis for further research

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Why use Descriptive Research Design

Define subject characteristics

Measure data trends

Validate existing conditions

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Disadvantages of Descriptive Research

Response and Non-response Bias

Limited scope (what but not why)

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Data Collection methods of descriptive research

Questionnaires
Interviews
Direct Observation
Databases

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Types of Descriptive Research

Case report study
Descriptive study
Developmental research
Normative study
Qualitative research

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Case Report Study

describes interesting, new, and unique cases to build a foundation for clinical science.

act as catalyst for further study.

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T/F: Case Report Studies provide sufficient control to allow generalizations or conclusions about casuality

False

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Descriptive Surveys

Provides overall picture of a group's characteristics.

Often used as a source of data to collect information about a specific group

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Developmental Research

Involves description of developmental change and sequencing of behaviors in people OVER TIME

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Normative study

Describe typical or standard values for characteristics of a given population

directed to a specific age group, gender, occupation, culture, or disability

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Qualitative Research

describes the complex nature of humans and how individuals perceive their own experiences within a specific social context

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Qualitative Research
Most common forms:

Observation
Interviews

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Qualitative Research
Data analysis and interpretation:

takes long to sift through narratives, coding, and organization

computer programs available for qualitative text analytic

computer programs designed only to assist the researcher in managing data, but not analyze data, develop theory or draw conclusions about findings.