What type of study is this?

#1
I am currently working on a final for my stats class and need help identifying what type of study my topic falls under.
So I found data on the FSIS website on meat recall in years 2005-2009. I want to do a study based on the data and figure out what meat was recalled the most and why.
Out of these three types of study, which one would you say it falls under. Survey? Experimental? or Observational?

Thanks
 

Miner

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#2
This would be observational, which means you are passively collecting data as it occurs. Experimental means you are actively changing variables then observing the effect of those changes.