Types of Research Design


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Dr. Yang does a study in which she observes one hundred children over a period of six years, noting changes over time. Which type of research design is Dr. Yang using?

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1. Dr. Goldberg does a study in which he observes Jerome, a child who has been identified as having a rare disorder. Jerome is the only subject in the study. Which type of research design is Dr. Goldberg using?

2. Ms. Olsen decides to study differences in her classroom between children who have an identified learning disability and children who do not. Which type of research design is Ms. Olsen using?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz can help gauge your knowledge of research design, and the types that are used today. You will be assessed on your ability to identify the various methods of research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to review:

  • Research design that creates groups to compare
  • Observation of subjects in their natural environment
  • Research that involves a single person
  • Studies involving changes over time

Skills Practiced

Use this worksheet and quiz to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding research designs
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related research lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about research design that studies naturally occurring groups

Additional Learning

To learn more about research designs, review the corresponding lesson called Types of Research Design. This lesson will help you:

  • Examine characteristics of case studies
  • Determine the benefits of field studies
  • Learn how survey studies are completed