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THIRD EDITION RESEARCH DESIGN Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches JOHN W. CRESWELL UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LlNCOLN ~SAGE Los Angeles • London • New Delhi • Singapore.

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Descriptive research design is a valid method for researching specific subjects and as a precursor to more quantitative studies. Whilst there are some valid concerns about the statistical validity, as long as the limitations are understood by the researcher, this type of study is an invaluable scientific tool.

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To define the descriptive type of research, Creswell stated that the descriptive method of research is to gather information about the present existing condition. Furthermore, this method is used to describe the nature of a situation, as it exists at the time of the study and to explore the cause/s of particular phenomenon. Following is a brief description of each type of quantitative research design, as well as chart comparing and contrasting the approaches. A Descriptive Design seeks to describe the current status of a variable or phenomenon. The researcher does not begin with a hypothesis, but typically develops one after the data is collected.

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In the geographically remote culture and context of descriptive research definition by creswell Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan, this study explores the perceptions and practices of peace education by two secondary. B). · Descriptive research is a study of status a summary of mesopotamian art and architecture and is widely used in . Research design is defined as the clearly defined structures within which the study is Descriptive research involves direct exploration, analysis and description of the particular phenomena, as free as possible from unexplained presuppositions, aiming at While Creswell () states that purposive.