WHAT IS RESEARCH DESIGN? - nyu.edu
PART IWHAT IS RESEARCH DESIGN? 1 THE CONTEXT OF DESIGNB efore examining types of RESEARCH designs it is important to be clearabout the role and purpose of RESEARCH design . We need to understandwhat RESEARCH design is and what it is not. We need to know wheredesign ts into the whole RESEARCH process from framing a question to nally analysing and reporting data. This is the purpose of this and explanationSocial researchers ask two fundamental types of RESEARCH questions:1 Whatis going on (descriptive RESEARCH )?2 Whyis it going on (explanatory RESEARCH )?Descriptive researchAlthough some people dismiss descriptive RESEARCH as `mere descrip-tion', good description is fundamental to the RESEARCH enterprise and ithas added immeasurably to our knowledge of the shape and nature ofour society. Descriptive RESEARCH encompasses much government spon-sored RESEARCH including the population census, the collection of a widerange of social indicators and economic information such as householdexpenditure patterns, time use studies, employment and crime statisticsand the can be concrete or abstract.
PART I WHAT IS RESEARCH DESIGN? 1 THE CONTEXT OF DESIGN Before examining types of research designs it is important to be clear about the role and purpose of research design.
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