Login

Join for Free!
118910 members


Experimental research

Debate and discussion of any biological questions not pertaining to a particular topic.

Moderator: BioTeam

Experimental research

Postby anamikariya » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:05 pm

Explain what is descriptive research and how it differs from experimental research ?
anamikariya
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 1:26 am

Postby anamikariya » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:03 am

Experimental research
anamikariya
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 1:26 am

Postby JackBean » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:55 pm

In accordance to the names my guess would be that the first one only describes, how things are, look like etc., while the second performs experiments to recognise, how systems works.
E.g. descriptive ecology would tell you there are so many fishes in a lake and after 20 years there are different fishes. Experimental ecology would conduct some experiments to see why did it change (like eximining the temperature or chemical sensitivity of the fishes or their reproduction habits etc.).
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
User avatar
JackBean
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5690
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:12 pm



Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests