Research and Information for Different Disciplines

It is also important to understand the different types of information that can be researched in different areas of study.

 

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Discipline Humanities Sciences Social Sciences
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