What Are The Different Kinds of Research Methods?


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This type of research can be broken down into naturalistic and participant:

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1. This is a type of research that provides strong evidence for cause and effect relationships:

2. If you watch a person from far away to see how they react to the world around them, you are conducting:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps gauge your understanding of research methods. You will be quizzed on observational and experimental research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Experimental research
  • Observational research
  • Independent variables
  • Dependent variables

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to test out the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding independent variables
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about experimental research
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding research methods and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about research methods, review the corresponding lesson titled What Are The Different Kinds of Research Methods? This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what observational research is
  • Learn why correlational research is used
  • Compare and contrast independent variables and dependent variables
  • Define experimental research