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Sources of Information for Research Paper

The sources of information for research paper can be divided into many different ways. You can divide it on the basis of where to find the information, how to find the information and what kind of information to seek. Here we will look at where to find the information for a research paper. Finding information for your research paper will …

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Open-ended Questions in Research

Open-ended questions in research are completely opposite of the close-ended questions. They are commonly used in socials sciences, behavioral science, sociology and psychology research. There are many reasons for using them in research. There are some topics that need elaborate answers. There are also some questions that cannot be answered in yes, no, maybe, or maybe not type of responses.  …

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Administering the Survey in Research

Researchers uses different methods for administering the survey in research. They can administer the survey in a structured manner or a non-structured manner. In the survey, you do not have the opportunity to ask face-to-face questions from your audience. This makes you dependent on the filled out questionnaire forms that your respondent will return. A well-planned survey provides you with all the …

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Use of Internet Sources in Research

The use of internet sources in research is a highly debated topic, many scholars argue about the credibility of internet sources. In past, it was difficult to check the credibility of the source from where the writer compiled the information he shared on the internet but today it’s not as difficult. Although there are websites that do not provide references …

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Tips for Conducting an Interview in Research

An interview is an in-depth inquiry and to conduct it properly one should be well aware of its mechanics. Here are a few tips for conducting an interview in research. To read about how to conduct an interview read my article that deals with the details about the structured and unstructured interviews. Prepare your questions Getting fully prepared for the …

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Scholarly and Non-scholarly Sources in Research

There are various sources that a researcher can use in his/her research to support his findings. Basically they are categorized as primary, secondary and tertiary sources. Primary sources as being the most reliable while secondary as the name suggest less reliable and tertiary the least reliable but can be used when primary and secondary sources are not available. The printed …

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The Concept of Validity in Qualitative Research

The concept of reliability, generalizability, and validity in qualitative research is often criticized by the proponents of quantitative research. Though it is difficult to maintain validity in qualitative research but there are some alternate ways in which the quality of the qualitative research can be enhanced. The aim of any research regardless of whether it is a quantitative research or a …

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The Concept of Reliability in Qualitative Research

The concept of reliability in qualitative research needs to be studied keeping in mind the interpretivist or naturalist paradigm of the research. In positivism or quantitative research, the use of reliability and validity is very common but the questions always arise that how to maintain the concept of reliability in qualitative research studies. There are various ways in which the …

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Close-ended Questions in Survey Research

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In survey research, close-ended questions and open-ended questions are the two basic ways to design questionnaires and interviews. Close-ended questions like the name suggest are the ones that provide some limits to the audience to answer the questions or record the responses as in the questionnaire. In the questionnaire, the researcher provides some options for each question and in the …

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Ethics in Data Collection in Research

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Ethics in data collection is not only an important but a sensitive issue, the respondent has all the right to say no to answer questions to your answers. He has all the right to say no to participation in the survey and it all depends on his/her will that you will be able to collect data. Consent of the respondent …

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