Descriptive Research

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I. OBJECTIVES The learners are expected to: a. Explain the purpose and characteristics of descriptive research. b. Differentiate survey and case study. c. Identify the different types of Descriptive research d. Discuss the advantage and disadvantages of Descriptive research e. Answer the drills correctly

II. OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

A. DEFINITION OF DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH

B. CHARACTERISTICS OF DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH

C. ADVANTAGES OF DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH

D. DISADVANTAGES OF DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH

E. TYPES OF DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH

F. TECHNIQUES UNDER THE DESCRIPTIVE METHOD OF RESEARCH

III. REFERENCES 1. Research Methods and Thesis Writing Second Edition Authors: Lawrentina Paler-Calmorin/
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2. It requires more skills. 3. The primary disadvantage is that you cannot identify the cause about the phenomenon. You can just describe and report the observations. 4. It is also carried with it an observer’s paradox, if a participant knows that someone is observing the, they may change the way that they act. 5. The results can change over the period of time.

TYPES OF DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH 1. Descriptive-survey – “This approach is appropriate wherever the object of any class varies among themselves and one is interested in knowing the extent to which different conditions obtain among these objects.” (Good and Scates, 1972)

Example: The Job-Related Problems and Performance of Staff Nurses in Private and Government Hospitals in Iloilo.

2. Descriptive-normative – “The term normative is sometimes used because surveys are frequently made to a certain the normal or typical condition or practice, or compare local test results with a state or national norm” (Good and Scates, 1972)

Example: A Study on the English Achievement of Fourth Year Secondary Students at the State Colleges and Universities in Region 7.

3. Descriptive-status – This approach to problem solving seeks to answer questions to real facts relating to existing conditions. This is a technique of a quantitative description which determines the prevailing conditions in a group of cases chosen for study.

Example: A Study on the