Descriptive Research Design: Definition, Example & Types


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What drives the decision behind what research method to choose?

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1. If you were wanting to determine if a relationship exists between two variables which research method would you use?

2. Which one is NOT considered descriptive research?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you quickly gauge your understanding of descriptive research and the types that there are. Types of research to know in order to pass the quiz include surveys.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Observational research
  • Surveys
  • Survey research
  • Descriptive research

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to help you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about descriptive research
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as surveys
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding observational research

Additional Learning

To learn more about descriptive research, review the accompanying lesson Descriptive Research Design: Definition, Example & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Differentiate the difference between case studies and surveys
  • Define descriptive research
  • Identify examples of observational research
  • Describe the properties of correlation
  • Show examples of descriptive research