What Is Explanatory Research?


Explanatory research is done when there is already a hypothesis as to why something is happening. Questions and tests are designed to support that hypotheses, and prove if it is correct or not. Explanatory research is usually performed in relation to marketing or when studying social phenomenon.
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safety accident is high because of lack of supervision. In other words, supervision (Independent Variable)significantly affect safety accident (dependent variable)
Explanatory: The expected results based on research and data caluclations Predictive: The data you atually recieve based on your trials Source(s): Teacher
A research report is highly detailed and includes a biblography, citation of sources, and if it involved in the arts or sciences, even a general theory or hypothsis that you are using
Explanatory research is actually very simple; it just sounds complicated. All it means is to explain the research that you got (back it up.).
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As the term would imply, the purpose of explanatory research is to explain or answer the question of why something occurs. Explanatory research goes further than exploratory research in that its goal is to find the reasons behind a theory or phenomenon.
Explanatory research identifies the cause and effect of a specific event or series of events. It typically seeks to identify a type of behavior occurring in a current market environment. It is also known as descriptive or statistical research.
Explanatory research can be defined as a cause and effect type of research. It attempts to uncover the relationships between the reasons for something and its chain effects.
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