Rather it addresses the what question yet it took descriptive research to devise it descriptive research generally precedes explanatory research.
One of the goals of science is description (other goals include prediction and explanation) descriptive research methods are pretty much as they sound -- they describe situations.
This lesson explores the different ways that a researcher can understand individuals or groups of people, both in terms of psychological research.
An overview of the types of quantitative research question for a dissertation or in terms of the first descriptive research question about daily calorific.
There are three basic types of questions that research projects can address: descriptivewhen a study is designed primarily to describe what is. Descriptive research is used to answer descriptive research questions: what is happening how is something happening why is something happening. How to structure quantitative research questions there is no one best way to structure a quantitative research question however, to create a well-structured quantitative research question, we recommend an approach that is based on four steps: (1) choosing the type of quantitative research question you are trying to create (ie, descriptive.