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Data Coding in Research Methodology

Data Coding

Data coding in research methodology is a preliminary step to analyzing data. The data that is obtained from surveys, experiments or secondary sources are in raw form. This data needs to be refined and organized to evaluate and draw conclusions. Data coding is not an easy job and the person or persons involved in data coding must have knowledge and …

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Data Editing in Research Methodology

Editing Data

When the researcher collects the data it is in raw form and it needs to be edited, organized and analyzed. The raw data needs to be transformed into a comprehensible form of data. The first steps in this process are to edit the data. The edited data is then coded and inferences are drawn. The editing of the data is …

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How to Select a Data Collection Method

Select Methods

The right choice of data collection method is inevitable to the success of the research. There are various factors that need to be looked before deciding about the best data collection method. Basically, there are two data collection methods; primary and secondary data collection methods. Most of the researchers either use any one method from the primary sources of data …

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The Variables in Research Studies

variable

What are variables in research? This is an important question that students should know before attempting to formulate a research problem. In general terms, variables are concepts that can be measured and operationalized. In the research, there are concepts that the researcher deals with these concepts are highly subjective, for example, some concepts about a community health program. There will …

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Data Collection: Problems with Using Secondary Sources

Research Data Collection

In research secondary sources of data collection and information are as important as primary sources. There are several reasons for that, in many cases primary data is not available and therefore the researcher uses secondary sources. In other researches the researcher knows that the secondary sources are as much reliable as primary sources and therefore he uses secondary sources. Secondary …

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