What Is the Meaning of the Descriptive Method in Research?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 12:57:52 PM ET
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Descriptive research explores phenomena in their natural environment without using the scientific method. Sometimes it is ethically impossible to use the scientific method to determine causal relationships between variables. In those cases, the descriptive method in research yields systematic information about something without impinging on the rights of research subjects.