classification of research in research methodology

How we can classify the research?

We can classify the research according to;

  1. The Purpose of Research
  2. The Uses of Research
  3. The handling of time during research
  4. The technique uses in research

1. How we can classify the research according to the purpose of the research?

We can classify the research into three basic categories according to the purpose of the research;

  • Exploratory research
  • Descriptive research
  • Explanatory research

2. How we can classify the research according to the use of the research?

We can classify the research into two basic categories according to the purpose of the research;

  • Basic research
  • Applied research

3. How we can classify the research according to the time handling?

We can classify the research into two basic categories according to the time handling of the research;

  • Longitudinal research
  • Cross sectional research

4. How we can classify the research according to the techniques?

We can classify the research into two basic categories according to the techniques of the research;

  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research