Methods of Research

Methods of Research

The table below gives an idea of the main basis adopted for the classification of research. Here, it is important to mention that these approaches are not exclusive. Research is usually interdisciplinary. Depending upon the subject area, it is better than the researcher specialties in aby one form of research because all research methods have their own advantages and disadvantages.

The table also enlists the basis for classification and the types of research that form a part of it. It is important to note that there is overlapping among different types of research.

S. No.Basis of ClassificationTypes
1.ObjectivesDescriptive
Correlational
Exploratory
Experimental
2.OutcomeFundamental
Applied
3.LogicDeductive
Inductive
4.ProcessQuantitative
Qualitative
5.Inquiry modeStructured
Unstructured
6.Idea or conceptConceptual
Empirical
Methods of Research

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