A minimum of 350 words required.
Frame your responses in the terms of the research proposal that you are developing. If you are unable to fit these topics to your particular design, you can explain why it would not work for your research (perhaps it would violate the ethics code). Illustrations of why something will not work can be as valuable as illustrations of why they will.
Topic: Non-experimental Methods
Select one of the non-experimental methods that you read about this week (naturalistic observation, ethnography, case history, sociometry, archival study, survey, and correlational research), and describe how you might use this method to study your hypothetical research question (the one being used for your research proposal). References must include at least one from Bordens, K. & Abbott, B. (2013). Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach (9th ed.). Franklin Park, IL: McGraw-Hill.
1. Why did you select this particular method for your research study?
2. What do you like and dislike about this method?
3. What differentiates this non-experimental method from a true experiment?