Definitions for "Descriptive Research"
Research designed to provide a summary of some aspects of the environment when the hypotheses are tentative and speculative in nature
research that involves the recording of behaviors that have been observed systematically. 40
Statistical procedures or naturalistic observations used in describing the properties of an individual or populations of a specified sample.
A descriptive study reports the way things are. It is also used to summarize, organize and simplify data. Typical questions asked in descriptive studies are: How do kids score on reading achievement tests across race/ethnicity and gender? How safe do students feel in school