research design

(noun) “[A] detailed, systematic method for conducting research and obtaining data” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Research Design:

  • Plural: research designs
  • A (noun) researcher or (noun) researchist develops a research design.

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References

OpenStax College. “Approaches to Sociological Research.” Connexions. June 12, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42960/1.3/).