Correlational Vs Experimental Designs

You have been tasked to research the relationship between academic performance and studying either alone or in a group.

  • How would you design the study if you were doing a correlational study?
  • How would you design the study if you were doing an experimental study?
  • Between these two designs which one would be the best method in this case? Why?

. Your initial post (your response to the topic) must contain a citation. It is your ideas supported by research. Please refer to the APA Power Point in the Start Here section of the classroom for information on proper formatting. There will be a deduction of 20 points for failure to cite a source within your initial post and to provide a reference at the end of your initial post.

3. Your initial post must be a minimum of 300 words

Requirements: 300 words

Answer preview

Experimental research is done by using dependent and independent variables where one manipulates one or two independent variables and how they affect dependent variables. It uses a set of procedures to test a certain hypothesis (Grønlien, Christoffersen, Ringstad, Andreassen, & Lugo, 2021). If I were to do experimental research, I would first look at how the variables are related to each other before writing down a hypothesis. Then I would design an experimental procedure to manipulate the independent variable based on my hypothesis. Later, I would assign each subject a different variable and measure the dependent variables.

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Correlational Vs Experimental Designs