Method Mondays: Want to learn more about different types of research methods?

This morning I was searching for something, and stumbled upon an article by State University that provides a great summary of a lot of key concepts important to understanding different research methods:

  • In essence, a lot of program evaluation is doing research. We have questions we want answered about a program and research methods can help us find the answers.

  • Data collection boils down to 2 types of activities:
    * asking individuals or groups questions
    * observing behaviour

  • There are 6 types of research: measurement development, survey methodology, observational methods, experimental methods, quasi-experimental methods, and secondary analysis and meta-analysis

In the coming weeks I’m going to focus on one of these types. If you’re interesting, tune-in every Monday!

If you just can’t wait, check out the full article.