Suppose you wanted to compare the history and development of an urban school with that of a rural school, what type of research is called for? What primary and secondary sources of data could be used? Would you use research questions or hypotheses or both?
WHEN COMPARING THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPEMENT OF AN URBAN SCHOOL WITH A RURAL SCHOOL , IT IS BEST TO USE HISTORICAL RESEARCH WHICH IS THE STUDY OF PAST EVENTS. HISTORICAL RESEARCH MIGHT SHOW THINGS LIKE INSTRUCTIONAL TRENDS, HOW EACH SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED AND ...
Historical research is needed for doing a comparitive study of the history and development of two different schools. this form of research would cite factors such as instructional trends, past events and any changes over time. Correlational research compares 2 variables, so it is also best to use that when doing a comparitive study. Several sources of data, primary and secondary,can be used such historical documents, books, objects,school websites, textbooks etc. When doing this type of study data collection should be the primary focus.