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1. Qualitative- a comparison of categories, types, observations, or verbal responses.

1.1. Data is not assigned a numerical value but rather a theme or classification.

2. Quantitative- a comparison of numerical values.

2.1. Variables are measured with numerical values.

3. Narrative- a study of the human experience.

3.1. Based on people's view of the world.

3.2. A written account of the participant's perspectives.

4. Ethnographic- A study of the culture of a group.

4.1. Usually long term.

4.2. Includes much observation.

5. Case Study- is a the study of a single case or situation.

5.1. Not considered a research method.

6. Action Research- conducted by stakeholders.

6.1. Gathering of information to improve the current setting.

6.2. Research focused on practicality.

7. Experimental Research-conducting a formal experiment where all variables are controlled.

7.1. The independent variable is changed (type of instruction).

7.2. The dependent variable is checked for differences (academic achievement).

8. Casual Comparative- attempts to determine the cause of differences in a variable between two groups.

8.1. Occurs after the difference in the groups is noticed.

9. Cor-relational Research- to determine the relationship between two quantifiable variables.

9.1. Data needs to be interval or ratio.

9.2. Nominal=category Ordinal=order Interval=on a scale, equidistant Ratio=actual zero

10. Survey Research- collects data on participant's opinions.

10.1. Both qualitative and quantitative.

11. Single subject- usually refers to a single person in a study; closely related to case study.

12. Mixed Methods- a project that involves both qualitative and quantitative methods.

13. Historical- research of the past via a study of documents which could include: newspapers, letters, books, memo's