After developing a research question, it is necessary to determine how data collection will take place. There are several different ways and the list below is a partial list of various methods
- Interview method-Data is collected through a face to face encounter. This is a method associated with qualitative research
- Questionnaire method-The respondents complete a survey or some other instrument. This method can be for either qualitative or quantitative
- Observation method-Watching for particular behaviors as they are exhibited by an individual or group. This can be for either qualitative or quantitative as well.
- Experiment method-This method establishes cause and effect between of variable(s) in controlled conditions. This is a quantitative method.