Research Designs Part II

analyze the four major types of quantitative research designs listed below, and summarize the characteristics of each. Include in your analysis the kind of sample typically used in implementing each research design, the methodology typically used to collect data (i.e.. interviews, questionnaires, etc.), the type of data typically collected, and the types of phenomena that are typically studied using each research design. Reference at least three different academic sources in describing the research designs.
Descriptive
Correlational
Quasi-experimental
Experimental
Finally, provide an example of how two of the four quantitative research designs could be used to study your research question. For example, if you were interested in studying the impact of a mentoring program for nursing students, you could use a correlational design to measure the relationship between overall satisfaction with the mentoring program rated on a scale of 1 to 10 and several achievement variables, including clinical performance assessment exams, grade point average, and tests scores on qualifying examinations for licensure. Or, you could use an experimental design to randomly assign nursing students to one of two groups: an intervention group that would receive mentoring and a control group that would not be offered mentoring. You would then compare scholastic outcomes of the two groups to try to determine the effect that mentoring might have on a nursing student’s academic performance.