Quatitative Research

Qualitative Research

Descriptive Research

Analytical research includes surveys, and fact-finding enquiries usually no manipulation; ex post facto occuring naturally/not in a lab facts that is already available

Applied Research

aim - find a solution for an immediate problem facing a society

Fundamental Research

aim - mainly concerned with generalizations and w the formulation of a theory / gathering knowledge aka pure or basic research



Cross Sectional

Clinical / Diagnostic

Lab Setting (Experimental) and Field

Group of Subjects

  • between groups
  • within group
  • repeated measures
  • block design


  • independent
  • dependent

Types of Data

  • Primary

    New / original data, collected for a specific purpose aka primary research (??) Methods of research

  • Secondary

    Data that already exists / already published aka secondary research organizes existing literature