How might researchers select the most appropriate design for their research questions

Quantitative research designs are used to answer different types of research questions and to test different types of hypotheses. Grand Canyon University (GCU) has a set of quantitative core designs, found on the DC Network. Review the “GCU Quantitative Core Designs” document so you can contrast the GCU quantitative core designs. What are the defining characteristics of each design? How do they differ from one another? What are some advantages and disadvantages of each design? How might researchers select the most appropriate design for their research questions? Support your view.

A researcher is interested in studying the relationship between physical activity and life satisfaction among college students. The researcher plans to administer a survey to a sample of college students and collect data on their physical activity levels and life satisfaction. Using this scenario, which GCU quantitative core designs do you think would be most appropriate for this research problem? Why? Create and provide two examples of research questions that could be addressed using the design you selected. What might the advantages and challenges be of using the identified design for this scenario? Explain.

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