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action research

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Environmental Science.

Learning by doing. A particular type of applied research that often involves researchers and practitioners working closely together, in which a group of people identifies a problem, does...

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applied research

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management.

A survey that is used to answer a specific question, determine why something failed or succeeded, solve a specific, pragmatic problem, or to gain better understanding.

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basic research

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Research undertaken with the primary goal of contributing to knowledge or understanding of some phenomenon or phenomena by testing explicit hypotheses, generally contrasted with applied...

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descriptive research

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Psychology.

Research that has no other purpose than to describe phenomena and is not intended to explain, predict, or control them. Compare action research, applied research, basic research, evaluation...

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evaluation research

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Psychology.

A form of applied research undertaken to test the effectiveness of some programme or intervention, such as a new teaching method in a school system or a new crime prevention policy in a...

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open-ended question

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

A question that requires respondents to provide answers in their own words, rather than ‘yes’, ‘no’, or ‘don't know’. Such questions as Why…? What…? When…? are asked without providing...

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