Research Aptitude: Types of Research

Research Aptitude: Types Of Research

Types of Research based on Objective:

–> Descriptive Research- Finding about “what is” or “what was”
–> Correlational Research- Relationship between two or more variables
–> Explanatory Research- Working on un-researched area
–> Exploratory Research- finding answers to “what”, “why”, “how”
–> Experimental Research- Study cause and effect relationship

Types of Research based on Application:

–> Pure (or fundamental) Research- Basic research conducted to develop or enhance theory.
–> Applied Research- Conducted to solve a specific practical problem of a group or society.

Q1. Action research means:
(A) A longitudinal research
(B) An applied research
(C) A research initiated to solve an immediate problem
(D) A research with socioeconomic objective

Correct answer: (C) A research initiated to solve an immediate problem

Types of Research based on Logic:

–> Deductive Research- General to particular
–> Inductive Research- Particular to general

Types of Research based on Inquiry:

–> Unstructured Research- Problem is not pre-defined
–> Structured Research- Work on defined problems.


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