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SLP 696 Research Methods Applied & Basic

The following guide presents a collection of informational resources to support the graduate level research process

Research Types

  • Observational: Observes participants / research population
  • Correlational: Questions how 2 or more variable are related
  • Experimental: participants are evaluated / examined under controlled conditions to measure how one variable affects another.  Study consists of at least 2 random groups and a control group.  The control group does not experience or receive the variable being tested, and the 2 groups are evaluated for the effect of the variable being investigated.
  • Quasi-Experimental: Pre-existing (not assigned groups) are evaluated / examined.

Use PubMed's Additional Filter's link to find different Research Types