Exploratory Research Design
Exploratory Means to Explore the hidden things, which are not clearly visible. Exploratory research is a type of Research conducted for a problem that has not been clearly defined. Exploratory Research Studies are also termed as formulate Research studies.
It is one thing to describe the crime rate in a country, to examine trends over time or to compare the rates in different countries, it is quite different thing to develop explanations about why the crime rate is as high as it is why some types of crime are increasing or why the rate is higher in some countries than in others.
Exploratory Research provides insights into and comprehension of an issue or situation. It draws definitive conclusions only with extreme caution. Exploratory research is a type of research conducted because a problem has not been clearly defined.
Exploratory research helps determine the best research design, data collection method and selection of subjects. Given its fundamental nature, Exploratory Research often concludes that a perceived problem does not actually exist.
Exploratory research often relies on secondary research such as reviewing available literature an/or Data , or qualitative approaches such as informal discussions with consumers, employees, management or competitors and more formal approaches through in – depth interviews, focus groups, projective Methods, case studies or pilot studies. The internet allows for Research methods that are more interactive in nature.
Objectives of Exploratory Research Design
(1) Precise formulation of the problem.
(2) Provide more knowledge to the research about the problem environment.
(3) Establish priorities for further research.
(4) Design appropriate information collection procedure for the given situation.
(5) Determine nature of relationship between various factors associated in the
(6) Gather Information on the problems associated while doing conclusive.