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Types of Observation in Social Science Research

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There are two types of observation in social science research: participant observation and non-participant observation. The purpose of both types of observation is to collect primary data from the respondents or sample. What is observation? In social science research, the researcher can collect data using various sources: primary or secondary and sometimes there are tertiary sources as well. Observation is …

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Ordinal Scale in Research Methodology

The ordinal scale ranks the individuals, responses or objects into sub-categories and it also makes it possible to rank these sub-categories into some order of magnitude. This property of ordinal scale, to rank objects in some order, makes it different from the nominal scale. ¬†It does not quantify “how much” different in magnitude each sub-category is from the other. For …

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A Guide on How to Write a Research Paper

Research Writing

How to write a research paper? this is a daunting question for most of the new researchers because writing a research paper involves as much precision as undertaking it. Too many novice researchers make mistakes in documenting paper which ruins the whole research. To write a research paper, they should have some knowledge of the writing style that is acceptable …

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What is the Best Questionnaire Format for Research Surveys


What is the Best Questionnaire Format A questionnaire comprises of a series of questions asked from the respondents in order to investigate any phenomenon, situation, fact, or figures. Though its use is more common in research studies and in statistics but sometimes questionnaire is used just to get fun answers. The first questionnaire was first developed by Sir Francis Galton. …

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Characteristics of Research

Characteristic of Data

The below-mentioned¬†characteristics of research have been taken from the Ranjit Kumar’s book Research Methodology. For further details, you can read his book Research Methodology to gain more insight into the characteristics of research. Definition More than hundreds of definitions of research have been available in written form in different books, encyclopedias, dictionaries and in the research literature. These definitions may …

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Comparison Between ArrayList and LinkList

I have seen Java developers are confuse when they need to use collections, especially when there are multiple option. Without knowing the detail of Collections you want to use would make selection harder. Here we go when you need to select either ArrayList or LinkList. Using LinkList and ArrayList is pretty much same except few things to consider, Array List …

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