In school, we are taught the types of research studies. This is because we will need to use these different research studies in order to get more knowledge about many different things. However, even when we are already out of school, we will still use the knowledge in the types of research studies for our work to make sure that we will be able to improve and innovate at all times.
Laboratory animal types of research studies are research studies that are conducted in laboratories to get to know more about the tissues, cells, and animals. You see, in laboratories you will get to do many different kinds of experiments in a controlled environment.
Case control types of research studies are those studies that are made to get an in depth knowledge about the characteristics of a person or a group of people. Often times, these types of research studies are done to be able to compare and contrast the results of different circumstances. This being said, it is very important that you choose the people who you will use in these studies randomly so as to make sure that you will get the variety of results that you need. The best thing about these types of research studies is that they can be done quite quickly. They do not cost a lot as well and this is why there are many people who opt to do these.
Cohort types of research studies are studies wherein observation of hefty groups of people is required. Also, cohort research studies are also done long term. This being said, these research studies can indeed cost you. However, they are known to be able to give the most accurate results as well so there are many people who still end up choosing this. This way, you will be able to compare the changes that will happen after a period of time has elapsed and the results will be related to hypotheses that are set in the beginning of the study.
Randomized types of research studies are somehow alike with the cohort studies. Here, you will get to do a study of people as well in a specific period of time. The main difference between the cohort and the randomized types of research studies is that here, you will be allowed to intervene or change the circumstances and situations. This way, you can still control the outcome of the studies. After the intervention, you will then get to observe the changes that will occur to the people who you intervened and not. These kinds of research studies are called randomized because the participating people will not know whether or not they are going to be getting an intervention.
Make sure that you get to know these different kinds of research studies. This way, you can easily be able to conduct the research procedures that you need in order to be able to support your studies or get information to build relevant and imperative research studies.