The head-nurse in a hospital would like to have a profile of the patients that come to her ward.
a. What would be the nature of the study that would be designed - Exploratory, descriptive, or hypothesis-testing?
b. Give reasons for your answer to (a) above.
c. Would it be a Field study, Comparative study, Lab experiment or Field experiment?
d. Would it be a causal or correlational study?
e. Justify the reasons for your answer to (d).
f. Would it be a longitudinal or cross-sectional study?
g. How would you explain your answer to (f) above?
h. What would be the unit of analysis?
i. Defend your answer to (h) above.