Qualitative research usually entails fieldwork in which researchers focus on processes rather than on outcomes; this type of research does not need a hypothesis. Some examples of qualitative research are researchers stud... More »

Quantitative and qualitative research methods are similar primarily because they are both methods of research that are limited by variables. Additionally, qualitative and quantitative research methods can be used to stud... More »

Common behavioral research methods include case studies, field experiments, observational studies, self-report inventories and surveys. The method of gathering and handling information, and the tools used to collect data... More »

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Some advantages associated with primary research include efficient spending for information, greater control and the fact that this type of research is specific and the information is exclusive. Some disadvantages includ... More »

In sociology, sample process recordings are examples of fieldwork summaries or journals completed by students conducting client intervention. They serve as examples of how a student should construct her own process recor... More »

Deductive reasoning starts from a general theory and then works towards a specific hypothesis that can be tested. The testing of the hypothesis then either confirms or rejects the original theory. Inductive reasoning sta... More »

Unobtrusive measures are techniques used within certain methods of sociological and psychological observation in which researchers are able to operate unbeknown to the subjects being studied. The purpose of this concealm... More »