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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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What is Research Methodology

Research Methodology

The research methodology is taught as a supporting subject in most of the disciplines, the purpose is to acquaint the students with the research terminology, techniques, methods and process. The students need to apply these techniques in the future or current research projects. Throughout the academic career students are taught about how to conduct research but in graduate programmes the …

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Types of Measurement Scales in Research and Statistics

There are basically four measurement scales in statistics that are used to categorize the variables under study. These four measurement scales include; nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales.  In physical science, the measurement needs to be very accurate and precise but in social science, the measurement cannot be as accurate and it is a lot more subjective. The measurement scale …

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What is Reliability and Validity in Research

Definitions of reliability and validity Reliability In the research, reliability is the degree to which the results of the research are consistent and repeatable. Researchers repeat research again and again in different settings to compare the reliability of the research. Theories are developed from the research inferences when it proves to be highly reliable. In experiments, the question of reliability …

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Introduction to Research Paradigms

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

  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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Applications of Research

There cannot be a single way to define the applications of research, but it should be understood that every research is done because there is some application. The research is done with an aim and the aim has a significance. The research proposal is submitted to a research committee, the committee discusses the applications and the significance of the research …

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Definitions of Research By Famous Writers

There are various definitions of research presented by various scholars and authors. In general, research is a way of thinking and finding answers to the questions that come into your mind. In our day-to-day life, we formulate several question in our mind. We want to get answers for these questions. Some of these questions can be answered easily without any need …

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Writing a Research Report

The purpose of writing a research report is to maintain a record of the research work you have done. The written manuscript enables the reader to get in-depth information about the methods, tools and techniques used in your research and the findings of your research. Therefore, having an organized written manuscript after the successful completion of the research work is …

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