Research Designs in Behavioral Cardiovascular Research
Science is a human activity in which we attempt to establish knowledge within particular domains of interest. There have been a number of attempts to specify how science works although no satisfactory solution has yet been achieved. Understanding science in a complete sense is a difficult if not impossible task since to specify science we would also need to specify the important parameters of those performing science which we lack at this time. However, the utility of science is assumed and stands as the major way of developing and establishing knowledge. In the development of knowledge we can begin to articulate the goals in which the scientific enterprise is directed. In science we attempt to articulate at least three different types of relationships or representations. First, there are theoretical representations. Second, there are research representations. And third, there exist Quantitative representations.
KeywordsResearch Design Subject Design Valid Inference Discriminant Function Analysis Statistical Concern
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