It is very common for a research study to involve some research questions that are comparative (e.g. t-test, ANOVA) and other research questions that are correlational (e.g. Pearson’s correlation). Sometimes, university committee members challenge the doctoral study to define the study design as one or the other, comparative or correlational, and they won’t accept a combination of both comparative and correlational analyses.
In my opinion, this challenge should never come up because . . .
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Name: Combined Comparative and Correlational Study Desgin