What difference between survey and descriptive research?
both are same
A variable is a measured quantity In the context of survey research, a descriptive variable is one that is just to be reported on, with no conclusions drawn about influence or causality eg. place of birth may be a descriptive variable where we just thought was something interesting to put in the report.
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.