Heuristic research

Heuristic research

Discovers relationships between variables as a means of generating further investigations
Researcher fishes for correlational relationships as a means to build a theory and design further research
Pilot studies used to examine a problem or question to determine if the research is variable.
.Heuristic Research: Analyze Significant Factors Correlating with
.the cause of a disease:
Identify factorial relationships between variables

Heredity
Environmental
Personality
Exercise
Diet
Stress

time considerations in patient treatment
Consider length of treatment sessions that are most effective

Frequency
Intensity
Duration
cost effectiveness considerations in patient care
Identify environmental factors that foster improvement

Lighting
Temperature
Music
Color
Furniture
Space
space considerations in patient care
Identify factors that determine total cost of treatment

Length of treatment or session
Therapist credentials
Competitive rates
Insurance availability
Materials utilized