Characteristics of research

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Features of Research
  1. Empirical - based on observations and experimentation on theories.
  2. Systematic - follows orderly and sequential procedure.
  3. Controlled - all variables except those that are tested/experimented upon are kept constant.
  4. Employs hypothesis - guides the investigation process
  5. Analytical - There is critical analysis of all data used so that there is no error in their interpretation
  6. Objective, Unbiased, & Logical - all findings are logically based on empirical
  7. Employs quantitative or statistical methods - data are transformed into numerical measures and are treated statistically.

See Also[edit]


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  • Feigenbaum, Edward A.; McCorduck, Pamela (1983), The fifth generation (1st ed.), Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, ISBN 978-0-201-11519-2, OCLC 9324691
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  • Benjamin W. Bendova.