It is also important to understand the different types of information that can be researched in different areas of study.
|Purpose of Research||To understand and analyze the meaning of individual events, people, and creative works||To observe and understand natural phenomena||To solve social problems and understand group interactions|
|Research Methodology||Qualitative||Quantitative||Qualitative, Quantitative|
|Examples of Primary Sources||Creative works, diaries, letters, interviews, news footage||Results of experiments, research and clinical trials||Census data, statistics, results of experiments of human behavior|
|Examples of Secondary and Tertiary Sources||Books, journal articles, textbooks, reference material||Books, journal articles, textbooks, reference material||Books, journal articles, textbooks, reference material|