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Different Research Methods


There are three main 'types' of research:
  • experimental: typically conducted in a laboratory or field situation and culminating in the collection and analysis of quantitative data
LaboratoryField study
  • observational: often conducted in a lab or field situation, culminating in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data
PhotographyUnderwater search
  • opinion-based: often completed by individuals or as part of a group discussion, culminating in the collection and analysis of qualitative data.
Completing a questionnaireFocus group
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