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

Different forms of Academic Discipline

 Discipline as a Source of Knowledge

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Education as a Discipline

In the previous post I discussed about the discipline in detail. Here I will discuss about different forms of academic discipline:-

Basic Discipline: Those disciplines which have their own logical structure of knowledge are called basic disciplines. Each discipline in this category has its own network of concept which is distinctive and unique in nature. They are studied purely for the sake of knowledge and aim towards fundamental research. There is systematic observation of phenomena solely for discovering unknown facts which may develop into theories. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, History, and Sociology etc are basic disciplines. For e.g.:In Mathematics we solve problems, find facts and answer questions; that do not depend on the world around us but on the rules of Mathematics itself. The research outcomes add to the body of knowledge in Mathematics. Every knowledge cannot be applied to the world around directly.

Applied Discipline: As the phrase indicates, the applied disciplines are those, wherein, the knowledge of basic disciplines is used. They make significant contribution to the world by solving problems around us. For Eg: Engineering is an applied science dependent on Mathematics and Physics. Next, we have Medical Science, Bio-Technology, Space Science and many more.

Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary: Multidisciplinary draws on knowledge from different disciplines to create a new field of study. The disciplines make separate contributions to redefine problem and reach solution based on a new understanding of the complex situation. For eg: Environmental Education is a multidisciplinary which is formed by the contribution of Biology, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Education.

Interdisciplinary analyses, synthesizes and harmonizes lines between disciplines into a co-ordinated and cohort whole. Hence, one discipline serves as the principle organizer and other disciplines acts as supplement to it. For eg; A child development problem may be studied by interdisciplinary approach consisting of Psychologist, Educator, Sociologist and Doctor.



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