What are the What is the difference between research and survey?
Research - diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into
a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories,
Survey - make a survey of; for statistical purposes
The purpose of social research is to discover the causes of a social phenomenon or to increase knowledge about a social problem, but the purpose of social survey is not to increase knowledge but is related to welfare side of the society. The results gained from a social survey helps and directs the government to proceed in necessary steps to solve a social problems.