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

Sample Survey, Descriptive Research

 Sample Survey means selecting a sample of elements from a target population to conduct a survey. The data gathered through this method are generalized to the population of the study. The positive side of sample survey is that it is cost-effective and takes less time as compared to census survey.  With the reduced volume of work, the chances of accuracy is increased. Also, we find sample survey covers a wide range of data on different dimensions of the study. It uses appropriate data gathering tools like questionnaire, interview, observation etc and uses appropriate techniques of data analysis  for drawing inferences.

      For eg:   Owing to Covid-19 Pandemic  face to face education  shifted to digital platform. The classes were being conducted online. So, if the Principal of the school wants  to know how satisfied were the students  by the online class  taken by their teachers, he can conduct a sample survey. By this,  the Principal can get feedback from  students about the quality of teaching and the loopholes which needs to be improved. This will help in improving teaching efficiency.


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