Purposes of Research
As you begin your discussions this week, make sure that you cover the following questions. From reading the lesson and the text you should be able to discuss and answer the following:
Why can both quantitative and qualitative studies be descriptive?
Can qualitative studies answer explanatory, predictive, or prescriptive questions?
How do nonexperimental, experimental, and quasi-experimental studies relate to the different purposes of research?
Remember – in your group discussion of the issue, discuss what information you will need to know about the issue?(ISSUE=Bicycle Safety) What types of research would be most useful (descriptive, explanatory, predictive, prescriptive)? What databases are the most helpful? Come up with a PICO(T) question regarding bicycle safety.