"5 ways of classifying research" - Coggle Diagram
"5 ways of classifying research"
Nature of data
Is non-numerical. A quality is more subjective.
Means numerical data. Quantity can be counted.
Purpose of research
Ask question of what
Who, where, when, or how
Find the cause why.
Time dimension of research
Cross sectional design
Observations can either be made more or less at one point.
Observations that occur over a long period of time.
Issue of time is generalizability
Longitudinal studies which include multiple observations over time.
Methods of reasoning
Moves from the specific to the general.
Moves from the general to the specific.
Unit of analysis
Social scientists that study aggregates which is a group of units.
Unit of analysis is states, nations.
Another unit is social artifacts.
These are products of human beings and their behaviors.