Research Methods

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There are many ways to go about gathering information for research. Two different yet effective ways to gather this information is through the experimental method and the survey method. Both methods can provide extremely accurate results. The Experimental method allows the researcher to have great control over how the experiment is given. The survey method is accurate because it lets the researcher to get the thoughts and opinions of a much larger sample population.

The differences of the two methods are what researches look at when trying to decide what method would be the best for their application. The experimental method allows the researcher to be completely objective, while the questions in a survey may not be phrased quite as objectively. Often, researches want to get "real world  information. In a case like this, the survey method would be a much better choice. Because of the experimental method's artificial setting, the results may not reflect what would happen in the "real world.  With a hypothesis that frustration lead... Continue Reading