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Comparative Survey, Descriptive Research

  Comparative survey research is a type of descriptive survey where it aims to compare the status of two or more variable, institutions, strategies etc. This technique often uses multiple disciplines in one study.This does not only compare different groups but also same group over time.Few points are to be kept in mind before starting the comparative survey. ·        Comparison Points -The research should be very clear regarding the points to be compared. This can also be identified through review of literature and experience of experts. ·        Assumption of Similarities -  One has to be clear about the similarities the two variable hold. If the researcher do not find this there is no point of comparison. Criteria of Comparison - The researcher has to identify the criteria of comparison keeping in mind the fairness and objectivity. Appropriate tools has to be identified for measurement of criterion variables. Comparative survey research is carried on when the researcher cannot

Structure of The Portrait of a Lady

Symbolism and Imagery International Situation Character Sketch of Isabel Archer Henry James (1843-1916), a prolific writer came from a wealthy and cultured American family. Novels, short stories, travel sketches, literary criticism and autobiography flowed from his pen with regularity. His major works are Roderick Hudson, The American, The European, The Portrait of a Lady, The Golden Bowl etc. The Portrait of a Lady - one of his most important major work stands out for the complexity of its chief character, the compelling nature of its story, the density of its range of cultural reference and the artfulness of its conception and execution. This was the first novel by an American that made, within the limits of its subject full use of the novel form. He believed that the novel must be a coherent whole. Sir Philip Sydney had propounded such a view of art which was later manifested by Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde . For James, ‘life may be chaotic, a splendid waste’ but art must give