How do descriptive, predictive, and explanatory methods of research differ from each other? In what ways are they similar?
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To begin with, defining each term is appropriate to understand how each is comparable or different from one another. Leedy & Ormrod (2010) first note that descriptive research involves either identifying the characteristics of an observed phenomenon or exploring possible correlations among two or more phenomenon (p. 182). In this a great way to consider descriptive research as a form of research to examine a situation as it is. The situation is not changeded or ...
Differences between each research methodology are denoted. References are also listed to promote research.