Quiz on advantages and disadvantages of correlational and experimental research

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Advantages of correlational research
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Correlational research allows researchers to collect much more data than experiments.
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Another advantage of correlational research
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Another benefit of correlational research is that it opens up a great deal of further research to other scholars.
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Third advantage of correlational research
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It allows researchers to determine the strength and direction of a relationship so that later studies can narrow the findings down and, if possible, determine causation experimentally.
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Disadvantage of correlational research
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Correlation research only uncovers a relationship; it cannot provide a conclusive reason for why there’s a relationship.
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Advantage to experimental research
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Allows drawing of conclusions about the causal relationships among variables.
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Another advantage to experimental research
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A High Level Of Control. experimental research groups, the people conducting the research have a very high level of control over their variables. By isolating and determining what they are looking for, they have a great advantage in finding accurate results.
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Disadvantage to experimental research
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Largely Subject To Human Errors Just like anything, errors can occur. This is especially true when it comes to research and experiments. Any form of error, whether a systematic (error with the experiment) or random error (uncontrolled or unpredictable), or human errors such as revealing who the control group is, they can all completely destroy the validity of the experiment.
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Another disadvantage to experimental research
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Can Create Artificial Situations. By having such deep control over the variables being tested, it is very possible that the data can be skewed or corrupted to fit whatever outcome the researcher needs. This is especially true if it is being done for a business or market study.

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