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Understanding Research Designs

This sub-category is all about the study deign features.

Research Design: Experimental and Non-experimental Research

Experimental researches

One of the broad way to categorize research designs is to divide them into experimental and non-experimental research. There are various benefits and drawbacks of experimental research design over non-experimental research design and vice versa. There are various situations in which experimental research design can only work¬†while in other situations only non-experimental research design can work. The selection of experimental …

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Types of Research Design

Types of research design

There are various types of research design and the selection of a suitable study design depends on the field of study as well as the topic of the research. Some types of research design best suit in pure sciences field, while other can be best applied to social sciences, behavioral science, and marketing. These different types of research design can …

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Introduction to Research Paradigms

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In social, physical and behavioral sciences there are two research paradigms that form the foundations of the research. Research paradigms are a very extensive topic and to deal with such topic you need to go in a comprehensive discussion about them. Here in this article, we will only define the two basic research paradigms, their uses, and their characteristics. A …

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Understanding Mixed methods Research Design

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  In physical sciences seldom there is any need to have a mixed methods approach to solving the problems, most research done in the physical sciences utilizes quantitative research approach. In social and behavioral sciences the need for using both quantitative and qualitative methods was always there. The rise of mixed methods research design solved the problem to a greater …

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Types of Research

research type

The different types of research have been classified for the ease of understanding. The broad purpose of research is always same; to find answers to problems and develop something new. In each type of research the methodology used is different as well as the research design, tools and instruments. Knowing the types of research is important because it will help …

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Research Design and Its Selection

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A research lacks direction in the absence of a clear research design. The researcher can easily deviate from what is required if he has not developed a study design. A research design or a study design is the most important aspect of the research endeavor. It encompasses the plan and the procedures that will enable you to achieve your goal. …

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How to Design a Research Questionnaire

Questionnaire template

The research questionnaire design is one of the most important elements in the success of your research. If you are using a research questionnaire as a tool in collecting data you should know the basics of questionnaire design. The questionnaire is one of the most powerful tools of survey research. Its use is more common in the social sciences and …

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How to Choose the Right Methodology for your Research

Selecting the right methodology is crucial for the success of your research. Using the method, the researcher has chosen for his research, the researcher tests the hypothesis for possible acceptance or rejection. Therefore, it is necessary that the researcher uses the most appropriate method of data collection, analysis and evaluation. Sometimes the researcher invents the method for his research because …

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Difference between Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Quantitative research

What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative data? This is an important question for every researcher, as a researcher you should know the basic difference between the two. There is a clear and well defined divide between these two types of researches that one can easily understand. In quantitative research the type of information sought, type of data, variables, …

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Types of Secondary Data

Series of Data

Secondary data in research consists of several sources. Sometimes primary data cannot be obtained or it becomes difficult to obtain primary data, in such cases the researcher is bound to use secondary data. The reliability, authenticity and generalizability of secondary data is less as compared to primary data as it has been already manipulated and used by other people. Obtaining …

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