The Ins And Outs Of Research Methods

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The Ins and Outs of Research
In psychology, the purpose of research is to improve knowledge and inform action. This research must be of higher quality in order to form consistent boundaries in science. It also must not limit to exceed boundaries in order to advance and become more in depth with the subject at hand. There are three methods of research that have, more often than not, come to subjective conclusions. These methods include Case studies, which involves observing what has happened in the ‘case history’ of an individual or group of individuals. Surveys, which can be described as a “data collection tool used to gather information about individuals.” (Cherry, 2016). And at last, scientific experiments, which “key features are control over variables, careful measurement, and establishing cause and effect relationships.” (McLeod, S. A. 2012). Case studies are in-depth investigations of a single person, group, event or community. Typically, data is gathered using different methods such as interviews and observations. The processes and developments that are made through research are often studied and used to come to a final hypothesis. The case study method allows the observer to endeavor into great detail on an individual or group of individuals. (McLeod, S. A., 2008). There have been many popular scientists have had success with this method making it become one of the most common. The strengths of case studies include: “providing detailed (rich qualitative)

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