Quantitative Research Design and Methods
Thus far in the course, you have been exposed to different research methods while studying related parts of the research framework. Your work this week, beginning with this Discussion, will provide a more in-depth look at quantitative methods and plans that will lead to an application of these methods by the end of the week.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review Chapter 8 in the course text, Research Design, and the “Quantitative Methods: Examples” media segment.
Explain how survey and experimental methods—including components, terminology, elements, statistics, etc.—are similar and different.
Determine which kinds of research questions would be served by a survey or an experimental method.
Examine the reasons why reliability and validity are important in research.
Generalize about how popular quantitative methods are in your discipline. With these thoughts in mind:
3 paragraphs that compare survey strategies of inquiry with experimental strategies of inquiry.