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nonreactive research

Definition of Nonreactive Research

(noun) The use of secondary data to conduct research so that direct contact with subjects does not influence their behavior.

Nonreactive Research Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌnɑnriˈæktɪv ˈriˌsərtʃ/
      • /ˌnɑnriˈæktɪv rəˈsərtʃ/
      • /ˌnɑnriˈæktɪv riˈsərtʃ/
    • British English
      • /ˌnɒnrɪˈaktɪv rᵻˈsəːtʃ/
      • /ˌnɒnrɪˈaktɪv ˈriːsəːtʃ/
  • Syllabification: (non·re·ac·tive re·search)

Usage Note

  • Variant spelling: non-reactive research

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Cite the Definition of Nonreactive Research

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “nonreactive research.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/nonreactive-research/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

nonreactive research. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/nonreactive-research/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “nonreactive research.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/nonreactive-research/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“nonreactive research.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nonreactive-research/>.