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Similarities of Correlational and Descriptive Studies

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How are correlational and descriptive studies similar?

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Correlational and descriptive research methods are very similar in that they are both non-experimental approaches. In both of these research methods there is no attempt to control, interfere, or manipulate any aspect of the process being looked at. Both correlational and descriptive research relies on qualitative results rather than quantitative results, which makes both methods rather limited in their scientific use. These two research methods can often be confused for each other because of their similarities but they ...

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