Descriptive Research Design: Definition, Examples & Types


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What does descriptive research seek to do?

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1. In descriptive research, what is a method of viewing and recording participants?

2. Which of the following would you carry out if you wish to conduct descriptive research on the effects of alcohol on sleep?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and printable worksheet can help you quickly gauge your knowledge of different forms of research. To pass the quiz you will want to be familiar with the goal of descriptive research and research methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools can be used to test your knowledge of:

  • Viewing and recording participants
  • Case studies
  • Surveys
  • Descriptive research methods

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding descriptive research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding surveys
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related research study lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about descriptive research, go over the corresponding lesson called Descriptive Research Design: Definition, Examples & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn characteristics of descriptive research
  • Determine the difference between naturalistic observation and a case study
  • Explain the benefits of laboratory observations
  • Identify properties of a good case study