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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 manipulate the independent variable by experiment.They help us to find the means for tackling problems. However, this kind of survey do not produce the precise and reliable knowledge. For example:If an English teacher wants to know that class 8 needs different angle of teaching grammar, she can know this by employing comparative studies. What the teacher will do is -divide the class students in two groups. With one group she will take normal classes and with other group she will use her new method of teaching. After taking classes for a week by using different tools the teacher will compare the performance and thus comes to the point that whether adopting new method in Grammar teaching will be  how far beneficia

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