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A comparison of research methods

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What are the key features that distinguish experimental research from descriptive and quasi-experimental research? What might be the most important "rule" for an experimental design?

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A comparison of experiemental research methods, descriptive research methods and quasi-experiemental research methods is found in this solution.

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Experimental research is research in which initial equivalence among research participants in more than one group is created , followed by a manipulation of a given experience for these groups and a measurement of the influence of the manipulation. Descriptive research is research designed to provide a snapshot of a current state of affairs. The goal of experimental research is to assess the causal impact of one or more ...

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