Research Methods: Observation, Focus Groups & More


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What is the difference between primary and secondary research?

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1. What does the research method of observation provide for the observer?

2. How are inspections different from observations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Various research methods are used to compile data, and these study aids will examine your knowledge of observation, focus groups, and other methodologies. The quiz will focus on the differences and benefits of different types of research methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study guides will test you on:

  • Primary and secondary research
  • Differences between inspections and observations
  • Drawbacks of using different types of research

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the main topics from the related research methods lesson
  • Information recall - access the new information you've learned about the differences between different types of research methodology
  • Knowledge application - employ your knowledge to answer questions about drawbacks of certain kinds of research

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about research methods, check out the accompanying lesson titled Research Methods: Observation, Focus Groups & More. The lesson covers the following key points:

  • Examples of applications of differing research methods
  • Difference between primary and secondary research
  • Steps in the process of conducting a research experiment
  • Descriptions of the different kinds of research, both primary and secondary